Suspect Freed, Buildings Razed In Fresh Attack On Imo Police Headquarters

Gunmen has attacked Mbano police Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State.

The gunmen released suspect being held in the detention facility and razed the building housing the headquarters

According to PUNCH, the assailant also stormed the divisional headquarters armoury and carted away arms during the attack that took place on Saturday night.

The media outlet reports that the gunmen on arrival cordoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at Umueze Road and opened fire.

“On arrival, the suspects sacked policemen on duty, freed suspects, invaded the arms storage department of the facility before setting it ablaze”, the newspaper quoted a newspaper to have said.

Four policemen reportedly sustained gunshot injuries from the marauders. The gunmen patiently and meticulously executed the attack with little or no hindrance as they stayed to supervised the burning of the police facility.

The source, who does not want his name in print said, “The gunmen came, condoned of the divisional headquarters and immediately opened fire on the policemen on duty. This was after they had freed all the suspects and collected all the arms. Afterwards, they set it ablaze using petrol to ignite fire. This is very unfortunate.”

The Interim Management Committee chairman of Isiala Mbano LGA, Chika Okoroike, confirmed the attack.

He blamed the removal of soldiers from Anara town 24 hours before attack.

Okoroike, said that he made conscious effort to make sure that the military men who were posted out of Anara town on Friday without any reason were returned but all to no avail.

This is the fourth police divisional headquarters that had been attacked since February after Obowo, Aboh Mbaise and Ihitte/Uboma divisions were attacked, respectively.


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