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Unknown gunmen attack Police Station, kills four personnel

Some unknown gunmen on Tuesday invaded the Afuze Police Station in Edo State killing four Police personnel.

According to an account narrated by a witness, the assailants attacked the DPO’s office with dynamite before descending on other Police personnel on duty.

It was gathered that the heavily armed hoodlums broke the gates of the cells in the Station and released all the suspects being detained there. However, three of the fleeing suspects have been rearrested.

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The hoodlums also went to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Afuze, and set ablaze a Police patrol van and electoral materials.

While no one have been able to give the exact reason for the killings, some residents said the incident could be drug-related.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed DanMallam, who visited the scenes of the incident, said investigation would commence immediately. He vowed that those responsible for the attacks would be brought to justice.

The CP said urgent steps will be taken to curb the increasing cases of criminality in the Owan axis of the State.

The Police Command said the murdered personnel are  Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Tosimani Ojo; the Divisional Crime Officer, Inspector Sado Isaac; Woman Sergeant Justina Aghomon, who was said to be pregnant; and Corporal Glory David.

 

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