The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of a military personnel and a policeman after gunmen attacked a military checkpoint at Oton area of Sapele, Sapele council area of Delta state.
The incident which occurred on Sunday night, has resulted to palpable tension in the town as the bandits attacked the military post through the Oton River in speedboats.
The Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident on Monday morning.
“Two operatives were killed. We are investigating the incident,” Onovwakpoyeya said.
She further stated that no one has been arrested in connection with the attack.
Community sources claimed that the armed men had stormed the community through the Oton River to carry out an operation.
It was gathered that the operatives were shot dead during a gun duel with the bandits.
It was not clear if any of the bandits was killed during the onslaught.
Residents of the community revealed that military troops have been drafted to the area.