BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Imo Police Headquarters, Kill 6 Policemen

April 26, 2021
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On Monday night, gunmen opened fire on the Okigwe South Police District Command headquarters in Orieagu, Imo State’s Ehime Mbano local government area.

Six police officers who tried to repel the attackers were believed to be dead, according to reports.

The incident happened about 7 p.m., just less than two days after hoodlums assaulted Governor Hope Uzodimma’s home in his Omuma Community, Oru East Local Government Area.

According to our sources, the gunmen freed suspects detained at the police station.

According to reports, the incident triggered widespread panic in the region, with villagers fleeing into the bushes to hide.

They were also said to have taken police arms with them.

A source said: “We started hearing gunshots around 7.00pm and the gunshots became heavier around the Orieagu Market.

“We thought it was the First Bank there that was being robbed until after the attack that we discovered that it was the Area Command.

“It was after about one hour later that some of us emerged from the bushes to check what happened and counted about six policemen lying in the pool of their own blood.”

Imo police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack when contacted by The Nation.

He said: “I can confirm an attack on OKIGWE SOUTH AREA COMMAND HQRS, Ehime Mbano LGA, by yet to be identified gunmen , five officers have been killed, while one is yet to be accounted for

“The building is not razed, please.”

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