A police officer and a soldier have been reportedly killed and guns carted away by unknown gunmen in the Oton area of Sapele in Delta state.

The tragic incident has been confirmed by the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya.

The PPRO said it was a surprise attack as the gunmen came to the military post through the community river using a speed boat, killing the officer.

She said no arrests have been made but that investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Security agents have been drafted to the area to beef up security and ease tension.