Gunmen attack Delta police station, kill 3 officers

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There was tension on Friday in Umutu community as gunmen killed three policemen in an attempt burn down the in the community.

The PUNCH gathered that the incident occurred around 02:am at the Umutu Police Divisional Headquarters in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.

Although the was not burnt down, the gunmen killed two police constables and one Assistant Superintendent.

“It was not clear if the gunmen carted away arms and ammunition from the but officers were killed,” a source said.

The Acting Police Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the attack, said the armed men in their numbers stormed Umutu police station, shot indiscriminately at the station.

He said, “Due the proactive measure already put in place by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, they were faced with stiff resistance by the policemen on duty who gave them a tough fight.

“But the armed men had retreat when they saw that the policemen on duty were not relenting, two of the armed bandit were gun down while others were injured.

“They quickly carried their dead bodies and ran away, but the command lost two policemen, while one ASP died out of High Blood pressure in the hospital.”

He assured members of the that measures have been put in place arrest those responsible for the act, and urged members of the to help with useful information.