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Police in Delta State have been commended for repelling Monday morning attack by unknown gunmen on Illah community in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, gave the commendation during a solidarity visit to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Illah Division, Mr Bolarinwa Alabi, and particularly lauded the DPO and his men in the division for foiling the attack.

Ifeajika told newsmen, after a meeting with the DPO at Illah, that policemen in the community demonstrated bravery by confronting the gunmen and neutralising one of them while the others escaped with bullet wounds.

According to him, the officers of this division displayed the true spirit of policing and prayed that such attitude should live on among policemen in all formations.

The governor’s spokesman who was in company of Mr Frank Esenwa, the Peoples Democratic Party Candidate for Oshimili North State Constituency in 2023 elections, said as indigenes of the community, their visit was to commend and encourage the police in Illah for their victory over the gunmen who stormed the community at dawn.

On his part, Esenwa said that he was pleased to hear that the police were able to neutralise one of the gunmen while others escaped with bullet wounds.

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