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AGAIN GUNMEN ATTACKS IMO POLICE STATION

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Gunmen in the early hours of Thursday again attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Owerri, the Imo state capital.

It was gathered that the fleeing gunmen struck around 1am and immediately released the suspects in custody in the police facility.

The gunmen also took away the phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Division.

It was gathered that the Gunmen, met with police resistance.

A police source said “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.”

It was also learnt that the attackers kidnapped one police officer and injured two other cops.

A community leader, Nokey Ebikam, told our correspondent 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 to our correspondent.

He also disclosed that the suspects were freed by the rampaging gunmen.

When Contacted by the punch, the Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack on the police station.

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

Ikeokwu, also 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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