In a statement obtained by TOS News on Friday, through its Public Relations Officer, DSP. Edafe Bright, the attack by armed bandit was resisted in the early hours of Friday, 28th May 2021, at about 01.30 hours.
According to the statement, “the armed men shot sporadically at the station, but through the proactive measure already put in place by the Delta state commissioner of police, they were faced with stiff resistance by the men on duty. 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.”
It added that “Two of the armed bandit were gun down while others injured. They had to take a retreat and 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, therefore, has assured members of the public that every measure has been put in place to arrest those responsible for the act, and also appealed to members of the public to help with useful and timely information.