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Gunmen attack police station in Mbaitoli local government, Imo state

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Tension rise in Imo state as gunmen attacked the Mbieri divisional police headquarters located at Mbaitoli local government area of the state, on Wednesday, April 7.

Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the gunmen stormed the police headquarters at about 10pm but the attack was successfully repelled by the police.

He also confirmed that while one police officer was missing, two others where injured owing to the resistance put by the policemen on duty.

He, however assured that the police authority in the state had commenced investigation into the attack, immediately.

A police source said “We resisted them but they overpowered us. They had more sophisticated weapons. They took all the phones they saw, released the suspects when they gained access and vandalised the police building.”

The source confided in newsmen that the attackers kidnapped one police officer and injured two other cops.

A community leader, Nokey Ebikam, told newsmen that the police divisional headquarters was not burnt.

According to him, the gunmen didn’t raze the police facility but freed the suspects in detention after vandalising the Division.

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