Gunmen stormed another police station in Delta State on Friday morning, killing one Assistant Superintendent of Police (DSP) and two officers.
Gunmen allegedly killed a police officer in Akwukwu-Igbo, the administrative headquarters of the state’s Oshimili North Local Government Area, just two days ago.
The bandits attempted to breach into the Umutu police station in the Ndokwa East Local Government Area of the state at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday.
Two of the robbers, however, were killed by police who repelled the hoodlums’ onslaught on the station.
The State Police Command verified the occurrence, stating that two officers were killed in the attack, and that the Assistant died of high blood pressure (BP) as a result of the incident.
The attackers intended to burn down the station, according to a statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, however the attack was forcefully opposed by operatives.
“In the early hours of today, May 28th, 2021, around 0130 hours, armed men in their numbers stormed Umutu police station, shooting sporadically at the station, but due to proactive measures already in place by the Delta state commissioner of police, they were met with stiff resistance by the men on duty, who gave them a tough fight.
“When the armed men saw that the on-duty cops were not going to back down, they had to retreat; two of the armed robbers were gunned down, while others were injured. They had no choice but to retreat. They hurriedly carried their bodies and fled.
“The Command lost two officers, and one ASP died in the hospital from high blood pressure. The armed bandits who arrived with the goal of wreaking havoc by burning down the station and carting away arms were unable to do so because they were unable to infiltrate the station. There was no loss of an arm, the station was not destroyed, and normalcy has been restored.
“The Commissioner of Police assures the public that every precaution has been taken to apprehend those guilty for this act, and also invites the public to assist with relevant and timely information,” according to a statement.