Armed robbers reportedly killed a security guard in the Jeddo community, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to sources, the guard was killed by a gang of robbers near a police base during Sunday midnight.
A source said, “Hell was let loose as residents of new Okpe Road area of the Okpe community of Jeddo witnessed multiple robbery operations.
“Burglary deterrent devices in victims’ houses were uprooted by the daredevil robbers, who stormed the area with highly sophisticated guns.
“The targeted person was a man of God and he escaped unhurt, while the armed robbers made away with their loot unchallenged. Only a security guard from a private security outfit was killed.”
Another source, a food vendor in the area, said gunshots lasted for several hours describing it like a war in the community.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, on Monday confirmed the incident, stating that efforts were ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.
She said, “The DPO said that it was during a robbery incident that the security guard was killed. No arrest has been made for now.”