Unknown gunmen set Imo Divisional Police Headquarters ablaze, free detainees

Unknown gunmen on Thursday night, October 21, 2021, set ablaze the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State, located at Umuelemai.

The gun-carrying gunmen also set the suspects free amidst a downpour.

The incident occurred around 7 pm.

Fleeing gunmen had on March 19 set the same Divisional Police Headquarters on fire.

An indigene of the area told News Express on the telephone that the hoodlums shot repeatedly at the police station.

He said “The gunshots were terrifying. We were terribly tense owing to the gunshots. They supervised the burning of the place before living.”

Image maker of the Imo State Police Command, Mike Abattam, had yet to confirm the attack. However, a senior official who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident and disclosed that the authorities had commenced an investigation into the latest attack.

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