JUST IN: Tension as gunmen attack another Imo police station, kidnap officer


Apprehension has engulfed communities in Imo, especially those hosting divisional police headquarters, as gunmen have attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in Mbaitoli council area of the state.

The incident occurred yesterday night less than 24 hours after another station in Ehime Mbano was razed.

One of the police officers, who fought back, was abducted while another two officers sustained serious gunshot injuries.

Imo police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack to newsmen.

Ikeokwu also confirmed some suspects detained in the police facility were freed by the attackers.

He however assured police authorities in the state had commenced investigation into the attack immediately.

So far, six Divisional Police Headquarters had been attacked between February and April in Imo.


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