Police commence investigation as gunmen attack another Imo divisional station, injure cop

By AdvocateNews on 21/03/2021

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Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Muhammed
Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Muhammed

The Imo State Police Command said on Saturday it launched an investigation into the attack on Isiala Mbano Divisional Police headquarters located at Umuelemai.

The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the attack on the police facility, said that no rifle was carted away by the attackers.

Ikeokwu also said that the gunmen were unable to burn down the facility but only succeeded in setting files ablaze and injuring one of the policemen on duty.

The police spokesperson said, “On arrival, they headed to the division’s armoury and unable to find any rifle, they set all the files there ablaze.  The station was not completely burnt down. Only one policeman sustained gunshot injuries and he was rushed to a hospital. Investigation into the attack has begun.’’

It was gathered that the gunmen on arrival condoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at Umueze Road and started shooting into the air.

The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Isiala Mbano LGA, Chika Okoroike, who confirmed the attack when contacted, said that the rescue mission was being facilitated by him.

He blamed the removal of soldiers from Anara town 24 hours before the attack.

Okoroike said that he made efforts to make sure that the military men posted out of Anara town on Friday without any reason were returned but all to no avail.

Posted 21/03/2021 06:51:09 AM

 

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