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Gunmen Burn Police Station, Patrol Vehicles in Delta

There was tension at Ashaka in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State as over 20 unknown gunmen on Sunday, June 6, 2021, attacked a police station in the community with explosives believed to be improvised explosive devices (IED).

PUNCH Metro gathered that the gunmen who were repelled by the police operatives, however, burnt down the station.

Though no life was said to have been lost in the attack, the hoodlums, however, set ablaze the operational vehicles of the command.

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Confirming the incident, the command spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe said the attack happened in the early hours of Sunday around 1am.

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He said, “Some enemies of the community and that of the police, all armed men numbering about twenty, stormed Ashaka Police Station.

“They threw IEDs at the station, shot sporadically, and set the police station that was built by the community/DESOPADEC ablaze, and also burnt down patrol vehicle also bought for the police division by good people of the community just to ensure that police presence is not felt.

“It is pertinent to state that no life was lost and no arm was taken away. However, the police will not relent in ensuring that law and order are maintained in any community.”

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