There was pandemonium in Ughelli, Delta state on Sunday night, May 7, as unknown gunmen attacked and shot the area commander of the Ughelli area command of the Delta state police command, ACP Usman Ndanbabo.
The Nation reports that Ndanbabo was shot twice at close range. A senior police officer at the command, who spoke on anonymous condition said: “He was returning from an outing at about 8:00p.m in his Nissan SUV when he noticed that a Toyota car had been trailing him. He tried fleeing from his car when he got to the roundabout opposite the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli, along Isoko Road, but his assailants opened fire on him, shooting him on the back and his stomach and left him to die.
“He was immediately rushed to a private clinic at Ughelli for medical attention, but was referred to another private clinic in Warri for treatment owing to the gravity of the gunshot wounds.”
The reason for the attack is yet unknown. The Delta state commissioner of police, Zanna Ibrahim, confirmed the incident. He said Ndanbabo was already receiving medical attentionfrom his gunshot wounds. Ibrahim said investigation into the incident had begun and more details would become available as soon as the victim regains more of his strength.