Gunmen attacked a routine patrol team, in the early hours of Wednesday along Otulu/Akwukwu-Igbo road in Oshimili North Council area of Delta State, leaving an officer killed in the process.
The hoodlums also set the patrol van ablaze.
The attack came barely two weeks bandits invaded the Divisional Police headquarters in Nsukwa, Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state where three officers were killed while the station and vehicles were burnt.
“They attacked policemen on duty along Otulu/Akwukwu-Igbo road this morning.
“A policeman was killed. They also burnt the police vehicle,” a local source said.
The acting Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed that the ring leader of the hoodlums has been arrested.
Confirming the arrest of the ring leader of the hoodlums, Edafe said: “It was an attack perpetrated by some hoodlums from Akwukwu-Igbo community. They killed one of our personnel.
“But the good thing is that, the ring leader has been arrested and currently in our custody. Investigation is on.”