Gunmen Kill DPO, 3 Other Policemen, Burn Down Police Station

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By; RALPH OKHIRIA, Benin City
Daredevil gunmen have overran the Divisional Police headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, killing the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and three other police officers.
A pregnant police Sergeant and three other police operatives reportedly lost their lives in the attack.
It was learnt that the incident which occurred  Tuesday at about 8:30 pm, caused serious panic among the rural dwellers.
The hoodlums who allegedly wielded assorted firearms, including dynanites and other explosives, successfully raided the police armoury after the shootout.
It was reported that the hoodlums whose operation lasted for about 25 minutes, also set the station and vehicles ablaze.
Some criminal suspects in police custody were said to have escaped during the attack.
Meanwhile, a combined team of the police and the military have been deployed to the area.
Police high command in Edo state are yet to comment on the incident.

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