Edo: gunmen attack police station, kill pregnant DPO, 4 others

Edo: gunmen attack police station, kill pregnant DPO, 4 others

Gunmen overran the divisional Nigeria Police headquarters in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, killing at least five persons. A female divisional police Officer who is suspected to be pregnant, and four other operatives reportedly lost their lives in the attack. The incident which occurred Thursday at about 8:30 pm, caused panic

Gunmen overran the divisional Nigeria Police headquarters in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, killing at least five persons.

A female divisional police Officer who is suspected to be pregnant, and four other operatives reportedly lost their lives in the attack.

The incident which occurred Thursday at about 8:30 pm, caused panic among the rural dwellers.

The hoodlums who wielded assorted firearms, allegedly raided the police armoury after the shootout.

Some suspects in police custody were said to have escaped during the attack.

Some slain security men in mufty during attack on Afuze police formation on Thursday night in Edo

It was reported that the lasted for about 25 minutes.

A combined team of police and the military have been deployed to the area.

Police are yet to comment on the incident, but a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity over safety concern, described the slain DPO as “gallant police woman”.

He however called for calm as police were on top of the situation.

The attack has attracted condemnation among Edo State residents.

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