Armed men numbering about 20 on Sunday stormed the Ashaka Police Station, in Delta State and set ablaze the police station as well as one patrol van.
Spokesman for the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the attack in a statement, said the hoodlums lobbed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at the station and shot sporadically, before setting the police station and the police ablaze.
“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,” he said.
Delta police kill six suspected armed robbers, arrest four others
In another development, the Delta State police command said its joint tactical teams on Saturday stormed the hideout of suspected armed robbers/kidnappers killing six of them during a gun duel, while others fled with gunshot injuries into the bush.
The public relations office of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, said in a statement that one AK-47-rifle, one pump-action gun, one AK-47 magazine with 25 live ammunitions were recovered.
Edafe also disclosed that the same day at about 2130hours, operatives of the command while on stop-and-search duty along Patani-Bayelsa road intercepted a Sienna bus with registration number LSR 813 XL with four occupants.
On sighting the police, the occupants of the van attempted to escape, but were intercepted.
Four suspects: Efe Oyenikoro, Felix George, Emmanuel Job and Joan Yapiteghe, were arrested.
One locally made Berretta pistol was recovered from them.
Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, directed all tactical commanders, Divisional Police Officers and men of the command to be on their toes, gather intelligence and take the battle to the den of criminals.
He also urged members of the public to volunteer useful information that will assist the police in discharging their duties.