Gunmen invade police station in Delta, kill 2 officers, cart off ammunition


– Masked gunmen invaded Aboh police station in the Ndokwa east local government area of Delta state

– Two officers on duty were killed during the attack while some others were left injured

– The gunmen broke into the police armoury and carted away ammunition and sophisticated weapons

Masked men carrying guns invaded the Aboh police station in the Ndokwa east local government area of Delta state, killing two cops and carting off sophisticated weapons in the early hours of Saturday, September 29.

The gunmen, according to sources, arrived the community and opened fire on police officers on duty at the station, killing two and injuring several others before making away with some ammunition.

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A source, who spoke to The Punch, said: “The police were taken unawares by the gunmen. They attacked the police station, killed two policemen and the ones that survived escaped with bullet injuries.

“One of the police officers died on the spot and the other one died on the way to the hospital, while the ones that were injured are receiving treatment in a hospital.

“They also made away with ammunition at the police station. A plain-clothes female police officer, who was at the gate of the station, escaped unhurt after she told the gunmen that she was a flood victim who came to seek refuge at the police station.”

A police source, who also confirmed the attack, disclosed that the invaders made away with the engine of a patrol boat belonging to the marine police post in the community.

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The Delta state police public relations officer, Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that about five persons including a police sergeant, Jude Ndi, were reportedly killed by armed robbers during a raid in Cross Rivers state.

The incident which happened on Sunday, September 16, around the Utugwang axis of Obudu local government area of Cross River state was caused by robbers who wore the Police Mobile Force (PMF) uniforms with the insignia of the command to rob the passengers and local residents.

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