BREAKING: Again, Gunmen Attack Imo Police Station, Free Suspects

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  • There was tension in Imo State on Thursday morning as gunmen attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
  • It was further learnt that the unknown gunmen also took away phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Division.

There was tension in Imo State on Thursday morning as gunmen attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.

EKO HOT BLOG gathered that the gunmen struck around 1am and immediately released the suspects in custody in the police facility.

It was further learnt that the unknown gunmen also took away phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Division.

But a police source at the Division disclosed that the gunmen were repelled by the policemen on duty.

“We resisted them but they overpowered us. They had more sophisticated weapons. They took all the phones they saw, released the suspects when they gained access and vandalised the police building,” the police source said.

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The source added that the attackers kidnapped one police officer and injured two other cops.

A community leader, Nokey Ebikam, revealed that the police divisional headquarters was not burnt.

According to him, the gunmen didn’t raze the police facility but freed the suspects in detention after vandalising the Division.

Another indigene of the area, Darlington Irobi, confirmed the attack on the police facility.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, also confirmed the attack on the police station.

He stated that while one police officer was missing, two others were injured owing to the resistance put by the policemen on duty.

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

He, however, assured that the police authority in the state had commenced investigation into the attack, immediately.

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