UNKNOWN gunmen, yesterday, killed three police officers and set ablaze Nsukwa Police station in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State.
The gunmen, who attacked the Police Division at about 2 am, also left some police officers with bullet wounds.
Residents of the area said they were woken up from sleep by the sound of sporadic gunshots in the peaceful community.
A community source, who pleaded anonymity, said the gunmen laid siege to the station, lamenting that the community is now “leaving in fear, people are panicking over what happened last night.
“They were four policemen on guard; they killed three police officers while others got injured.
“Even police motorcycles at the premises were burnt. They destroyed vehicles and carted away their ammunition.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ari Ali, who confirmed the attack, said the command lost three officers, describing it as a black day for the command.
10 killed after weekend attacks in Taraba
Meanwhile, the Taraba State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the death of 10 persons after weekend attack on some communities in Bali Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesman of the Police Command, DSP David Misal, explained in a text message that relative peace had returned to the affected communities.
He also said the state commissioner of police had deployed officers to the area.
The text message read: “Good evening sorry for the late response I’m getting connected.