Three travellers were on Wednesday killed in Ogwashi-Uku community near Asaba, Delta State by armed bandits. The travellers were among passengers of a commercial vehicle travelling from Owashi-Uku to Ubulu-Uku. Two other passengers escaped with injuries.
According to the driver, the armed robbers laid siege at the Adonte/Ogwashi-Uku link road when they ran into them. He told the police that the robbers shot at their vehicle at close range.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Celestina Kalu, said, after killing the passengers, the robbers made away with the passengers’ belongings. She said police are already trailing the bandits.
She added that more policemen have been deplored to the area to protect the lives of travelers in order to militate against frequent robbery cases along Ogwashi-Uku – Ubulu-Uku road.