Gunmen on Thursday afternoon shot dead a riot policeman along the popular Airport Road in Effurun, Delta State.

NEWSNAIJA learned the policeman reportedly died on the spot, while the hoodlums were said to have taken his service rifle.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

Onome Onovwakpoyeya the Police Public Relations Officer state Police Command, confirmed the killing of the policeman when contacted by journalists on the telephone.

She, however, told newsmen that she was still expecting signals from officers in the Division.