Gunmen have attacked a police station in Mgbidi, the headquarters of Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State, killing a police inspector and wounding another officer.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Michael Abattam, confirmed the attack in a statement on Saturday.
The incident happened on Friday night, he said.
According to him, the police personnel on duty repelled the attack by the assailants.
He said the attacker arrived at the scene in a pick-up van and started shooting sporadically in a bid to gain entrance into the station.
But the security operatives on duty stood their ground and positioned themselves professionally to repel the gunmen, Abatam said.
A gunfight ensued afterward, and the assailants were said to have been overpowered, forcing them to retreat and escape in the vehicle they came with.