Three officers have been killed in an attack on the Umutu Police Divisional Headquarters in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Acting Public Police Relations Officer Bright Edafe confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
Edafe noted that the incident started at about 2.am when armed men in their numbers stormed the Umutu police formation, shooting sporadically at the station.
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While explaining that the attack was repelled by men of the command, the police spokesman noted that “unfortunately, two policemen were gunned down in the attack while one other is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital”.
“The Commissioner of police is assuring members of the public that every measure has been put in place to arrest those responsible for this act, and also urges members of the public to help with useful and timely information,” the statement added.