Unknown Gunmen attacked the divisional police command at Afuze, headquarters of the Owan-East local government area of Edo, in the late hours of Tuesday.
The hoodlums killed the divisional police officer (DPO) and three other officers on duty.
The officers killed in the attack were; Tosimani Ojo, the DPO of the station; Justina Aghomon, a pregnant woman, Sado Isaac, and Glory David.
The gunmen also attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the town, and destroyed electoral materials and burning down a police van in the compound.
According to NAN, a witness, Godwin Ikpekhia said the incident occurred at about 8pm on Tuesday, while many of the officers in the division had gone on outside duties.
He said: “We only heard gunshots and nobody knew what actually happened until Wednesday morning.
“The divisional police officer, alongside three other officers who were on duty were killed on the spot, inside the building.
“The hoodlums didn’t just stop at that; they went to the INEC office and were shooting sporadically at policemen who were on duty there. Election materials and a police van at the INEC office were burnt by the hoodlums.”
The commissioner of police, Muhammed Danmallam, who visited the scene, said that investigation would commence immediately, vowing that the culprits will be brought to book.
He said: “Urgent steps will be taken to curb the increasing cases of criminality in the Owan axis of the state.”