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Gunmen attack another Imo police station, free inmates

Gunmen at about 1am on Thursday attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state, releasing suspects in custody.

The gunmen also took away the phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Division.

But a police source at the Division told PunchNG that the gunmen were repelled by the policemen on duty.

“We resisted them but they overpowered us. They had more sophisticated weapons. They took all the phones they saw, released the suspects when they gained access and vandalised the police building,” he said.

The source confided in PunchNG that the attackers kidnapped one police officer and injured two other cops.

A community leader, Nokey Ebikam who spoke to the medium on the incident said that the police divisional headquarters was not burnt.

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According to him, the gunmen didn’t raze the police facility but freed the suspects in detention after vandalising the Division.

Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack on the police station when he was contacted by The PunchNG on Thursday morning.

He also confirmed that while one police officer was missing, two others where injured owing to the resistance put by the policemen on duty.

Ikeokwu, also confirmed that some suspects detained in the police facility were freed by the attackers.

He, however assured that the police authority in the state had commenced investigation into the attack, immediately.

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