AFUZE KILLINGS: Father close to retirement w

AFUZE KILLINGS: Father close to retirement w

It was black Tuesday, penultimate week, for men of the Nigeria Police and residents of Afuze in Owan East local government area of Edo State who had woken up expecting a daily routine devoid of tragedy. A bloody attack on the police station in the town that day remains a mystery which security agencies would

It was black Tuesday, penultimate week, for men of the Nigeria Police and residents of Afuze in Owan East local government area of Edo State who had woken up expecting a daily routine devoid of tragedy.

A bloody attack on the police station in the town that day remains a mystery which security agencies would have to unravel.
Last July, four policemen were killed and burnt inside their patrol van by unknown persons at a road block located at Uzebba-Aviosi junction along Ifon Road, Sabongida-Ora in neigbhouring Owan West local government area.
Also on January 23, 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Owan West, Mr Ohio Ezomo, was kidnapped while his orderly was killed.
Sunday Vanguard reliably gathered that some suspects have been arrested in connection with the penultimate Tuesday incident but the police are trying to separate criminals from the innocent among those arrested, hence the suspects are yet to be paraded.
Sporadic gunshots
But for Mrs Ruth Ifijeh, who had operated a shop directly opposite the Afuze Police Station for over ten years, she was closing for the day and eating dinner around 7.20 pm when she heard sporadic gunshots.
She immediately abandoned the food she was eating and scampered for safety.
According to her, in the process, she fell into a ditch but had to get up quickly and continued to run.
When the gunfire and smoke cleared, however, four policemen lay dead in the pool of their blood while the office of the Divisional Police Officer and the corridor, after being blown off, were littered with materials suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

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