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Delta police repel attack on Umutu police formation, kill two gunmen

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

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The Nigerian police command in Delta that says, the men of the force at Umutu police station repelled an attack by some group of gunmen who stormed the station in their numbers to cause mayhem.

In a statement by the police public relations officer, DSP Adafe Bright in Delta state said, the proactive measure already put in place by the Delta state commissioner of police helped in repelling the gunmen.

According to Adafe, two gunmen were killed, others sustained gun injuries. Moreover, the police also said they lost two officers during the attack while another ASP died out of High Blood pressure in the hospital.

The Commissioner of police however assured 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 read, “In the early hours of today 28th may 2021 at about 0130 hours, armed men in their numbers stormed Umutu police station, they shot sporadically at the station, but due to proactive measure already put in place by the Delta state commissioner of police, the were faced with stiff resistance by the men on duty, as the policemen on duty gave them a tough fight, the armed men had to retreat when they saw that the policemen on duty were not relenting, two of the armed bandit were gun down while others injured. They had to take a retreat, they quickly carried their dead and ran away.

“The Command lost two police men, while one ASP died out of High Blood pressure in the hospital. The armed bandit who came with the intention of causing mayhem and burning down the station and carting away arm did not succeed, as they could not penetrate the station, no arm loss, the station was not burnt, normalcy has been restored.

“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.

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