The Delta state police station located Ashaka in Ndokwa East local government area has been bombed and police vans razed by suspected gunmen.
Also the Nigeria police from the Delta State Command have confirmed the killing of six suspected armed robbers and arrest of others respectively.
According to a statement by the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe,
ATTACK ON ASHAKA POLICE STATION
DELTA POLICE ENGAGED ARMED ROBBERY/KIDNAPPING GANG
KILLS SIX, RECOVER ARMS AND AMMUNITION
ARREST OF FOUR SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS
In the early hours of today 6/6/21 at about 0100hours, some enemies of the community and that of the police all armed men numbering about twenty stormed Ashaka police station, they threw IEDS at the station, shot sporadically, and set the police station that was built by the community/DESOPADEC ablaze, and also burnt down one patrol vehicle also bought for the police division by good people of the community just to ensure that police presence is not felt. It is pertinent to state that no life was lost and no arm was taken away. However, the police will not relent in ensuring that law and order is maintained in any community. Unprovoked attacks on the police will not deter the police from providing the needed security in any community in Delta state. The hoodlums who perpetrated this dastardly act will certainly not go free, as serious efforts are on to arrest them and bring them to book.
In another development, at about 1435hrs on 5/6/21, acting on a tip off the commissioner of police Delta state, deployed joint tactical teams of the command who stormed the hideout of suspected armed robbers/kidnappers, engaged the hoodlums in a serious gun duel, the joint team killed six of them, while others fled with gun shot injuries into the bush, one Ak 47 rifle, one pump action gun, one AK 47 magazine with 25 live ammunition were recovered.
In the same vein, on 5/6/21 at about 2130hours, the men of Delta state command while on stop and search duty along Patani-Bayelsa road intercepted A
Sienna bus with Reg. no. LSR 813 XL with four occupants, on sighting the police, they quickly tried to maneuver in a bid to escape, the police went after them, The 6 robbers / kidnappers were encountered around isseluku-umunede axis of Aniocha north LGA on searching the vehicle, one locally made Barretta Pistol was recovered, and four suspects namely, Efe Oyenikoro ‘m’ Felix George ‘m’ Emmanuel Job ‘m’ Joan Yapiteghe ‘m’ were arrested.
The Command under the watch of CP Ari Muhammed Ali will not relent, as the CP has given marching order to all tactical commanders, DPOS and men of the command to be on their toes, gather intelligence and take the battle to the den of criminals. He also urges members of the public to volunteer useful information that will assist the police in discharging its duties.