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Delta police arrest 3 over Nsukwa police station arson

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By Nosa Akenzua,

Delta State Police Command, on Tuesday, confirmed the arrest of three persons amongst five suspected arsonists that allegedly burnt a police station and killed three police officers. 

The Police Commissioner in the State, Mr Ari Muhammad Ali, who spoke to journalists in Asaba, said that the police had intensified efforts with a view to ensuring that those behind the nefarious activities are brought to book.

“One of them claimed he was from Ogbeonicha, in Nsukwa, while the other four persons are from Ogwashi-Uku. So far, amongst the four Ogwashi-Uku persons, two have been arrested while two are still on the run.” 

Recall that Nsukwa Police Division was set ablaze recently by some hoodlums suspected to be unknown gunmen, who also allegedly killed three policemen, who were on duty as at the time of the dastardly attack on the station.

Since the incident, tongues have been wagging within the Nsukwa community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, including other communities in the State, a situation stakeholders described the as unfortunate, urging the police to fish out the culprits within the shortest possible time. 

But CP Ali, speaking further, said, “We are working with our strategies that I will not disclose to the journalists, and we will ensure that those behind the nefarious activities are arrested and they will be charged to court in accordance with the law.”

Meanwhile, as part of the measures to ensure the safety of the people in Aniocha South LGA, the chairman, Mr Jude Chukwunwike, had said that commercial motorcycles, among others, would no longer operate beyond 8:00 pm within the locality, adding that besides ‘Okada’ operators, restaurants, eateries and drinking spots are also not to operate beyond 10;30 in the night.

He, however, clarified that the partial curfew would end at 6.30am every day, adding that the move was aimed at forestalling any further attack on both government and private institutions and businesses in the area.

“The decision and some others, were part of the resolutions we arrived at the just concluded security meeting of the local government areas,” the LG boss also confirmed. 

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