Another station razed, as police kill six robbers, arrest four in Delta
No fewer than 20 suspected gunmen, yesterday, reportedly attacked and set ablaze the Ashaka Police Station in Ndokwa East Council of Delta State.
The Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bright Edafe, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the armed suspects stormed the police station, threw improvised explosive devices (IEDS) at the facility, shot sporadically, and set the police station ablaze.
They also burnt a patrol vehicle procured for the police division by the Ashaka community to ensure that police presence was not felt in the town, he added.
He said although no life was lost or arms carted away, the police would not relent in ensuring that its men maintain law and order in all communities across the state, as unprovoked attacks on the police and their facilities would not deter security officers from securing lives and properties in the state.
“The hoodlums who perpetrated the dastardly act will certainly not go free, as efforts are on to arrest and prosecute them,” he said, adding that joint tactical teams of the command stormed the hideout of suspected armed robbers and kidnappers, engaged them in a gun duel and killed six of them.
Edafe revealed that scores of other suspects fled into the bush with gun shot injuries, while one AK 47 rifle, a pump action gun, one AK 47 magazine and 25 live ammunition were recovered.
He said on June 5, 2021 at 9:30p.m., the police, while on stop and search duty along the Patani-Bayelsa road, intercepted a Sienna bus marked: LSR 813 XL with four occupants, who sighted the police from afar and tried to maneuver in a bid to escape, but the officers chased and arrested four of them.
The police spokesman, who said one locally made Barretta pistol was recovered when the vehicle was searched, gave the names of the arrested suspects as Efe Oyenikoro, Felix George, Emmanuel Job and Joan Yapiteghe.
He disclosed that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Ali Mohammed Ari, directed all tactical commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and officers of the command to be at alert, gather intelligence and take the battle to the criminals’ den.
Edafe, therefore, requested members of the public to volunteer useful information that would assist police officers discharge their duties.
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