Three policemen attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State were killed when gunmen opened fire on the vehicle.
The attack on the policemen was said to have happened around 7:40am at a checkpoint mounted by the late officers along the Obeti/Oliogo Road in the local government.
It was learnt that the patrol van of the cops, a Toyota Sienna, which was recently donated to the Umutu Police Division, was razed down.
However, unconfirmed reports said the three cops, who were in the space bus at the time it was set ablaze, were burnt beyond recognition.
Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Command, Bright Edafe, has confirmed the incident but did not give details.