Suspected gunmen attack Edo police station, two feared dead, others injured

Suspected gunmen attack Edo police station, two feared dead, others injured

- Police have confirmed the attack on a police station in Edo state

- The dastardly act was reported to have been carried out on Monday, November 9

- According to the report, the police repelled the attack and killed two gunmen

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A report by This Day indicates that no fewer than two persons were feared dead when the police division in Igueben, Igueben local government area of Edo state was reportedly attacked by some gunmen. gathered that the gunmen who allegedly carried out the dastardly act on the night of Monday, November 9, also made away with arms and ammunition.

Prior to the incident, Fredrick Shaibu, a younger brother of the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, was reported to have been abducted by gunmen.

The newspaper said that a police inspector and a constable were allegedly killed during the attack while several others were wounded.

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Two feared dead, others injured as suspected gunmen attack Edo police station
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, warns against the breakdown of law and order in the country. Credit: Twitter/Nigeria Police Force.
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The attackers were said to have stormed the police station around 8 pm, threw dynamites into the premises before gaining access.

According to the report, the attack had sparked serious protests in the area as the youths took to the streets calling on the government to probe the incident.

Reacting, the public relations officer in Edo state police command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, however, denied the death of two policemen.

Nwabuzor said:

“On November 9, 2020, at about 19.30hrs, hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers invaded the police station at Igueben. Immediately, the police personnel mobilised to repel them.”

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that the Edo state police command intensified efforts to recover firearms looted by hoodlums in police formations in the state during the EndSARS protests.

It was reported that the state commissioner of police, Babatunde Kokumo, gave the hoodlums one week the return the weapons looted.

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In another report, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa expressed optimism that Delta state’s security outfit, Operation Delta Hawk, would commence operation before the 2020 Yuletide.

The governor made this known on Tuesday, November 10, at a meeting with traditional rulers and religious leaders at Government House, Asaba

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