Reports just reaching our news desk indicates that the Assistant Commissioner of Police and Commander, Ughelli Area Police Command, ACP Usman Ndanbabo who was attacked Sunday by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins is dead.
HardReporters gathered that the Commander, Ughelli Area Police Command, ACP Usman Ndanbabo was attacked by yet to be identified gunmen believed to be hired assassins at about 8pm while he was driving alone and was shot twice at close range.
The senior police officer who was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Warri after some hospitals he had earlier been rushed to claimed they lacked the expertise to handle the injuries the gunmen inflicted on him.
A police source who confided in our correspondent disclosed that the Area Commander was returning home from an outing at about 8pm in his Nissan SUV when he noticed that a Toyota car had been trailing him and tried fleeing from his car when he got to the roundabout opposite the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli along Isoko Road, only for his assailants to open fire on him.
HardReporters gathered that this is the second time the Assistant Commissioner of Police was being attacked since he assumed office at the command.
Ndanbabo also came under heavy attack by arms Fulani herdsmen when he led over 60 policemen to raid a farmland being forcefully occupied by herdsmen at Ohoro community in Ughelli North.
Earlier, the Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who rushed to the hospital where the injured senior police officer was receiving treatment described the attack as not a life a threatening attack.
All efforts to reach the state police public relations officer,PPRO, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka proved abortive as at the time of going to press but a police source confirmed the death of the Area Commander.