Gunmen kill pregnant policewoman, three other personnel in Edo


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Some unknown gunmen have reportedly gunned down four police personnel at the Afuze Police Station, Owan East Local Government Area in Edo State.

The victims of the incident, which happened on Tuesday, include the Divisional Police Officer, Tosimani Ojo; the Divisional Crime Officer, Inspector Sado Isaac; Woman Sergeant Justina Aghomon, who was said to be pregnant; and Corporal Glory David.

It was revealed that the gunmen attacked the DPO’s office with dynamite before descending on other police personnel on duty.

The assailants were also said to have broken the gates of the cells in the station and released all the suspects being detained there.

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It was gathered that the hoodlums took their attack to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Afuze, where they set ablaze a police patrol van and electoral materials.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammed DanMallam, who visited the scenes of the incident, said investigation would commence to unravel the reason behind the killing and apprehend the culprits.

Speaking on the incident, a resident of Afuze, Mr Godwin Ikpekhia, said, “We only heard gunshots and nobody knew what happened until this morning.

“The Divisional Police Officer and three other officers, who were on duty, were killed inside the station.

“The hoodlums didn’t stop at that; they went to the INEC office and were shooting at those who were on duty. Election materials and a police van at the INEC office were burnt by the hoodlums.”

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