The residents of Ashaka community in the Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State were on Sunday thrown into anxiety as assailants attacked a police station in the area with explosives.
The attack, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, led to the destruction of several vehicles by the assailants.
It was gathered that all efforts by the policemen to repel the attack were resisted by the assailants who invaded the police station in large numbers.
A source in the community disclosed that the assailants numbering about 15 attacked the police station with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Confirming the incident, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “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 20 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 one patrol vehicle.
“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 ongoing to arrest them and bring them to justice,” the police spokesperson said.
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