An Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of one of the Area Commands in Edo State and two other police officers were reportedly attacked and shot by suspected robbers in the early hours of Friday at the popular Murtala Muhammed (MM) Way in Benin City.
The ACP and the two other officers were said to have been shot when the hoodlums sighted his team on a rescue mission to the troubled MM Way, Upper Sokponba, Idogbo and Ugbekun areas considered as core dens of criminal groups. Scores of others also sustained gunshot injuries during the attack. Both the policemen and others injured were taken to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and other nearby hospitals for treatment. This development has heightened tension in some parts of Benin the Edo State capital and adjoining towns.