The Police Divisional Headquarters in Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State is currently under attacked by yet to be identified gunmen.
According to reports gathered so far, suspects that were held in custody have all been set free by the attackers who stormed the station on Wednesday night. There is no report of casualties yet but residents of the area are still in apprehension following multiple gunshots emanating from the station.
As we await more details from the incident, it is sad to note that the attack is coming about 48 hours after the attack on the State Police command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Centre which took place in the early hours of Monday. The ugly incident also occurred about 24 hours after Divisional Police Headquarters in Ehime Mbano LGA was set ablaze.
However, Angry residents of Umuawom village, Ihodimeze community in Ikeduru council area of Imo State on Wednesday set ablaze a fleeing prisoner, who returned home from the Owerri Correctional Centre.
The fleeing prisoner, whose identify could not be ascertained as at press time, was said to have hailed from the nearby Ogwa community in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State but grew up in Umuawom village, which is his maternal home.
He was said to have been involved in a kidnap activity that involved one of the families in Umuawom village but was eventually apprehended and remanded in custody for over one year.
However, when he escaped from the Correctional Centre last Monday, he was said to have gone straight to one of the families that testified against him and threatened to deal with them.
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