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More Facts On Attack Of Ashaka Police Station In Delta

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Locals have given more facts on the invasion of Ashaka Police Station in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State by unknown gunmen.

Sources in the community said the hoodlums numbering over twenty, all masked, came in through Ase Creek and started heavy shooting to scare away the few officers.

According to the sources, the masked men thereafter went to the cell and freed some inmates before setting two of the buildings and a patrol van ablaze.

The attack which has heightened tension in the community, occurred at about 1.am on Sunday.

Ashaka Police Station is the third that has been attacked in the state within the last one month during which a patrol van was also set ablaze.

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Although, no human casualty was recorded in Sunday’s attack, previous attacks have claimed the lives of seven officers.

Acting Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed Sunday’s attack, adding that no life was lost.

Edafe however said such unprovoked attacks would “not deter the police from providing the needed security in any community in Delta State.

“The hoodlums who perpetrated this dastardly act will certainly not go free, as serious efforts are on to arrest them and bring them to book.”

Meanwhile, Edafe said operatives of the command have raided a den of criminals, killing six suspects in gun duel.

He said other suspects fled with gun shot injuries into the bush, adding one Ak 47 rifle, one pump action gun, one AK 47 magazine with 25 live ammunition were recovered.

Edafe added that four suspects were also arrested with one locally made Barretta pistol in their possession.

According to him, the suspects including Efe Oyenikoro, Felix George, Emmanuel Job and Joan Yapiteghe, were in a Sienna bus marked LSR 813 XL along Patani-Bayelsa road where they were intercepted by operatives on stop and search mission

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