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Gunmen have reportedly killed three policemen during an attack on Nsukwa Police Divisional Headquarters, Aniocha South LGA of Delta State Nigeria.
According to eyewitness accounts, the attack occurred around 1.00am on Sunday, led to collapse of parts of roof of the police station. Residents in the community said that there were sporadic shootings that lasted for about one hour.
Details of the attack were still sketchy as at press time but an uneasy calm has enveloped Nsukwa, a small agrarian community, following the attack with residents fleeing to neighbouring communities.
The gunmen said to have arrived on foot, launched the attack from a thick forest behind the ill- fortified station. Although identities of the slain policemen have not been declared, sources in the community claimed they include an Inspector, sergeant and a Corporal.
Several policemen have been killed in attacks in different parts of Delta State but no police station has been razed until this. More details to follow.