It has been reported that as many as four police officers including one sergeant have been brutally killed in Edo.
Local reports show that the police officers were attacked and killed by unknown assailants yesterday in Sabongidda-Ora.
An eyewitness, Oliha Collins, revealed that the attackers laid ambush in a bush as they waited for the policemen to resume duty at their check point.
While the driver of the police vehicle was trying to park in a get way position, the hoodlums came out of their hiding place and opened fire on the policemen.
To be sure the officers were really dead, the attackers set them and their vehicle on fire before fleeing the scene. An investigation has been launched immediately.
Below are more photos from the scene of the sad incident: