How unknown gunmen trying to burn station killed 3 policemen


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Two police constables and one Assistant Superintendent were killed early Friday by unknown gunmen who attempted to raze their station.

It was learnt that the incident occurred at Umutu Police Divisional Headquarters in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.

However, the assailants failed to burn the station as they purportedly planned.

A source said it was unclear if the gunmen carted away arms and ammunition from the station.

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Confirming the incident, Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command, Bright Edafe said, “Due to the proactive measure already put in place by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, they were faced with stiff resistance by the policemen on duty who gave them a tough fight.

“But the armed men had to retreat when they saw that the policemen on duty were not relenting, two of the armed bandit were gun down while others were injured.

“They quickly carried their dead bodies and ran away, but the command lost two policemen, while one ASP died out of High Blood pressure in the hospital.”

He urged members of the public to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

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