Gunmen have killed three police officers at a checkpoint in Umutu community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Edafe, the three policemen attached to the Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters in the state were killed at about 7:00 am on Wednesday, at the checkpoint they mounted along the Obeti/Oliogo Road in the LGA.
Their patrol vehicle was also set ablaze during the attack.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing, the spokesman added.