Unknown Gunmen Attack Imo Police Station, Kill Two Policemen

Unknown Gunmen Attack Imo Police Station, Kill Two Policemen

by Victor Ndubuisi

Gunmen stormed the Isu Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State, killing two officers and injuring another.

According to our source, police officers on duty engaged the hoodlums in the incident, which occurred on Monday.

According to sources, the hoodlums attacked the station with a variety of weapons, including improvised explosive devices, as soon as they arrived.

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Suspects have been apprehended, according to Mike Abattam, the command’s police spokesperson, who confirmed the attack and deaths of the two policemen in a statement.


“Armed men suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/ Eastern Security Network in their numbers came in two Toyota Sienna Buses, a Toyota Camry car, and an unspecified number of motorcycles, attacked the station from the rear axis because the station has no perimeter wall, shooting sporadically, threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices that ignited the station,” the statement read in part.

“The division’s police officers reacted quickly by confronting the hoodlums in a gunfight. The hoodlums were struck a hard blow by the Police’s overwhelming weaponry, and they scurried for cover, going in separate directions with varying degrees of bullet wounds.

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“The gallant police operatives did not relent, they gave the hoodlums a hot chase and while escaping some ran into Golden Suite Hotel and Isu Villa Hotel respectively, the two hotels were immediately cordoned and raided and in the process , a total of Twelve (12) motorcycles without identification numbers and two vehicles one (1) Lexus RX350 SUV and one (1) Lexus RX330 SUV believed to have been used by the hoodlums were seen and recovered. Also seventeen (17) male and a female suspects were arrested and undergoing interrogation.

“However, the fire and Improvised Explosives Devices affected some vehicles and part of the building of the division, and unfortunately, two police officers paid the supreme price, while one sustained minor bullet injury on his head.”


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