Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has condemned the attack on police officers by yet-to-be-identified bandits, who killed four personnel and blew up the police facility with Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
The governor condemned the act during his visit on Wednesday to the scene of the crime; Divisional Police Headquarters, Afuze, in Owan East Local Government Area of the state.
While condemning the act, Obaseki promised that the culprits will be arrested and made to face justice.
While noting that the state gives no chance to lawlessness, not even to the extent of attacking police officers at their station, he said he has ordered the release of all the resources required to apprehend and bring the culprits to book.
“Our hearts are with the families of the deceased and we will stand by them in these difficult moments. I have ordered the immediate refurbishment of the police facility for policing to continue in Afuze and environs,” the governor added.
Speaking, Edo State Police Commissioner, Danmallam Muhammed, said his men are working round the clock to apprehend the culprits.
He also called on the citizens to assist the police with information and report suspicious activities in their neighbourhood.
The gunmen on Tuesday night attacked the Police Divisional Headquarters, killing the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and three others.
They also destroyed most of the vehicles parked at the station.
After leaving the station, the gunmen went to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the local government where they also destroyed police vehicles parked at the premises.