Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Unknown gunmen have attacked the Divisional Police Command at Afuze, in Edo state.
Afuze is the administrative headquarters of Owan East Local Government Area of Edo.
The attackers massacred the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and three other officers, including a pregnant woman police sergeant, who were on duty.
They also attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the local government, where they set ablaze electoral materials and a police Hilux van in the compound.
The officers killed in the attack are, Tosimani Ojo (the DPO of the station), Sergeant Justina Aghomon, Inspector Sado Isaac and Corporal, Glory David.
“The divisional police officer with three other officers who were on duty were killed on the spot inside the building.
“Election materials and police van in INEC office were burnt down by the hoodlums.”
The Edo Commissioner of Police, Mr. Muhammed DanMallam, who visited the scene of the incident, said that investigation would commence immediately.
DanMallam vowed that those responsible for the attack will be brought to book.
“Urgent steps will be taken to curb the increasing cases of criminality in
Attack on officers and men of the Nigeria police has become a regular occurrence in Owan.
Also, on the 23th of January this year, the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Owan West, Mr. Ohio Ezomo, was kidnapped while his police orderly was killed on the spot.