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Female cop killed, as robbers raid police station

By Gabriel Enogholase

BENIN—DARE-devil armed robbers yesterday raided a police station at Agenebode, headquarters of Estako East Local Government Area of Edo State, killing a female police constable attached to the station.

Vanguard gathered that arms and ammunition were carted away by the robbers from the station.
However, the name of the slain police officer could not be ascertained at press time.

It was further learnt that the robbery attack paralyzed commercial activities in the town as banks and other businesses were forced to close their businesses for fear of being attacked by the robbers.

It was gathered that the robbers caught the policemen on duty unawares by opening fire on them forcing the policemen to scamper for safety

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Emmanuel Udoji, was at Agenebode yesterday to get first hand information on the attack.

The Sate Police spokesman, Mr. Peter Ogboi, declined comment when contacted, but a police source said the police authority was auditing arms to ascertain if any was taken away by the robbers.

He also disclosed that men from the state CID were already dispatched to the place for investigation.


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