Crime News

Operatives Foil Attempted Assault On Imo Police Station

The Imo State Police Command says its operatives foiled an attempted attack on the Mbieri police division in Mbaitoli Local Government Area by gunmen in the early hours of Friday.

The Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Mike Abattam, said the hoodlums, who came in their numbers, threw Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) into the station and shot sporadically.

He added that the IEDs and gunshots affected some vehicles parked within the premises and shattered roofs and windows within the police premises.

According to Abattam, police operatives attached to the division engaged the hoodlums, forcing them to retreat in panic, escaping in their vehicles.

The police spokesman added that investigations are ongoing and efforts are being made to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.

The latest attack on Mbieri Police Division is the fifth station to have been attacked by gunmen in the last one month.

Recall that gunmen had attacked the police divisions in Okwelle, Omuma, Isu, and Umuguma, where at least two policemen were killed and several vehicles burnt.

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