The activities of gunmen in the eastern part of Nigeria is beginning to pose a serious problem to the security and safety of people living in those areas. Several lives and properties have been lost from various attacks on police stations across these states. According to new reports, a fresh attack recently occurred at the police divisional headquarters in Ideato LGA area of Imo State. The yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Imo police station and burnt several vehicles around 2 am on Tuesday 23rd of November 2021. The attack resulted in the death of one police officer, who was on duty at the time.
An officer was killed and vehicles worth millions of naira were recently burnt by gunmen in an Imo police station
Naijauto gathered that the attack by these gunmen left the DPO of the division with a broken head. Expectedly, the invaders didn’t only cause havoc on the people found at the divisional headquarters, they also destroyed the vehicles parked within the premises. The DPO’s personal vehicles and a Toyota Sienna minibus attached to the stations were vandalized and burnt by these hoodlums. Another source revealed that the attackers invaded the police divisional headquarters at odds hours and used cutlass to inflict injuries on the DPO’s head. The source who pleaded anonymity added that his SUV and the police patrol vehicle used by the division were both destroyed.
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The unfortunate incident that claimed the life of a police officer in Imo State was confirmed by Michael Abattam - the spokesperson for the State police command. According to him, the commissioner of police in the state has ordered them to commence an investigation into the Tuesday attack.
This recent incident is more or less a repeat of a similar incident that happened just a few months ago. Yes, sometimes in April 2021, unknown gunmen attacked a police station in Imo state and freed several inmates. Similarly, the attackers set ablaze several vehicles within the premises of the police station. Watch this clip below for more info on this other report.
Nigeria: Gunmen attack Imo State police station, freeing inmates