TWO FEARED DEAD AS HOODLUMS ATTACK EDO POLICE STATION

Written by on November 11, 2020

NO FEWER THAN TWO PERSONS WERE FEARED DEAD WHEN THE POLICE DIVISION IN IGUEBEN, IGUEBEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE WAS REPORTEDLY ATTACKED ON MONDAY NIGHT BY SOME GUNMEN, WHO ALSO MADE AWAY WITH ARMS AND AMMUNITION.

THIS IS COMING AS FREDRICK SHAIBU, IDENTIFIED AS THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EDO STATE, PHILIP SHAIBU HAS BEEN ABDUCTED BY GUNMEN.

REPORT HAD IT THAT A POLICE INSPECTOR AND A CONSTABLE WERE ALLEGEDLY KILLED DURING THE ATTACK WHILE SEVERAL OTHERS WERE WOUNDED.

QUEST NEWS GATHERED THAT THE ATTACKERS WERE SAID TO HAVE STORMED THE POLICE STATION AROUND 8 PM, THREW DYNAMITES INTO THE PREMISES BEFORE GAINING ACCESS.

THEY IMMEDIATELY HEADED FOR THE ARMOURY WHERE ARMS AND AMMUNITION WERE CARTED AWAY.

THE BODIES OF THE TWO DECEASED POLICEMEN HAVE BEEN DEPOSITED IN THE MORTUARY.

THE ATTACK HAS SPARKED SERIOUS PROTEST IN THE AREA AS THE YOUTHS TOOK TO THE STREETS CALLING ON GOVERNMENT TO PROBE THE ATTACK BECAUSE IT WAS NOT CARRIED OUT BY THE INDIGENES OF THE TOWN.

THE PROTESTING YOUTH HAVE DESCRIBED THE ATTACKERS AS EXTERNAL INVADERS.

REACTING HOWEVER, THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, EDO STATE POLICE COMMAND, SP CHIDI NWABUZOR, DENIED THE DEATH OF TWO POLICEMEN.


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