Insecurity booms as Gunmen attacks Imo police station;kidnaps officer

Insecurity has engulfed communities in Imo, as gunmen have attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in Mbaitoli council area of the state.

Tori4africa reported that it happened on Wednesday night,less than 24 hours after another station in Ehime Mbano was razed.

Meanwhile, an anonymous indigene of Mbieri reported that the fleeing gunmen immediately released the suspects in the police facility.

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

The gunmen also looted phones belonging to suspects and police operatives at the station.

A community leader, Nokey Ebikam, said the police divisional headquarters was not set on fire but the gunmen freed the suspects after vandalising the facility.

Imo police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack.

He also confirmed the adoption of one police officer while two others were injured owing to resistance as policemen on duty.

However,he assured that police authorities in the state had commenced investigation into the attack immediately.

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

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