Bandits again set police division in Imo on fire

Bandits again set police division in Imo on fire

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:38 pm


FILE: Burnt police station: Bandits burn Police division in Ehime/Mbano

FILE: Burnt police station: Bandits burn Police division in Ehime/Mbano

By Ikechukwu Iweajunwa

Barely 48 hours after unknown gunmen attacked the Police Command in Imo, bandits again razed the Police division in Ehime/Mbano in the state, setting some vehicles on fire on Tuesday.

The Police Spokesman in Imo, SP Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the attack on the police division to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The  Police Headquarters and the Correctional Center in Imo, were attacked by unknown gunmen on Sunday, while some inmates escaped in the process.

The attack occurred few hours after the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo,  the former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other government functionaries visited the state to inspect the attacked facilities.

However, the PPRO said no life was lost in the latest  attack.

“Yes I can confirm to you that the police facility was attacked today by bandits.

“No casualty on the part of police, no loss of arms but three vehicles were burnt in the process,” he said.

The attack has brought the number of police facilities destroyed in the state between February and April to five.

They are Obowo, Aboh-Mbaise, Ihite Uboma, Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano as well as the police headquarters in the state.

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