GUNMEN, on Wednesday, killed a policeman during an attack on a police patrol van on the Otulu/Akwukwu Igbo Road in Delta State.
The attack, which occurred around 6am, also resulted in the burning of the patrol vehicle.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said the leader of the attackers had been arrested.
He said, “Yes, our men were attacked this morning (Wednesday) around 6.20am in the Akwukwu Igbo community.
“One police officer was killed in the attack, while the attackers succeeded in burning down police patrol vehicle.
“It was orchestrated by miscreants from the community and the ring leader has been arrested and investigation is ongoing.”
Edafe stated that efforts were ongoing to arrest other members of the gang, who fled the scene.