Unknown gunmen, on Tuesday night, attacked a police station in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State killing several persons.
Part of those killed are the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and four other officers.
According to reports, several properties have been destroyed, while blood was splattered across the floor.
According to Thisday, an eyewitness disclosed that the attack lasted for over 30 minutes.
The eyewitness said the gunmen freely detonated their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) before gaining access to the armoury where they carted away weapons.
“We suddenly started hearing sounds of gunshots and explosions at the police station. The gunmen caught the policemen unaware.
“We were all afraid to come out. By the gunshots died down, we heard that the DPO and four officers were killed. This is strange to us here. We have never experienced such an attack in this town,” the eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said.