Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, visited the Divisional Police Headquarters, Afuze, in Owan East Local Government Area of the state, which was attacked by yet-to-be identified bandits, who killed four police officers and blew up the police facility with Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Obaseki condemned the attack and promised the culprits will be arrested and made to face justice.
“We’ve not got this lawless in Edo State, that people can go to the extent of attacking police officers at their station. I’ve ordered the release of all the resources required to apprehend and bring the culprits face-to-face with justice.
“Our hearts are with the family of the deceased, and we will stand by them in these difficult moments. I’ve ordered the immediate refurbishment of the police facility for policing to continue in Afuze and environs,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Muhammed, said his men are working round the clock to apprehend the culprits.
He called on citizens to assist the police with information and report suspicious activities in their neighbourhood to the police.
According to reports, the gunmen attacked the Police Divisional Headquarters on Tuesday night, killing the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and three others.
A resident of Afuze town, said the gunmen arrived the station with Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which they detonated before leaving the facility.
He added that most of the vehicles parked at the station were destroyed.