Some armed thugs, on Thursday, set the Aboh Mbaise divisional headquarters of the Nigerian police
It was gathered that the youths had driven to the building and threw combustible cans into the compound and drove away.
The building, said to have been renovated after the EndSARS protest last year, was completely razed to the ground.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeoku, who confirmed the story, said that the policemen on duty engaged the hoodlums in a shoot out until they ran away.
He said that though no life was lost, but one of the policemen sustained injuries.
“Regrettably, the station that was just renovated after being razed down by hoodlums during the EndSars saga, was again set ablaze.
However, sources from the area said policemen on duty fled and some of them injured as they were taking cover, when they saw some boys with inflammable substance pouring it around the station.
“These boys did not enter inside the police station, the only thing they did was to set ablaze the station and drove away. This has caused tension in the area as people started running for their live.”
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has activated all tactical teams, with a view to fish out and arrest the fleeing hoodlums,” the statement added.
Ikeoku said an investigation into the matter has commenced.