Gunmen attack Bende Divisional Police Station.
Gunmen, numbering at least 100, on Wednesday, attacked a local police station in Abia State, Nigeria’s South-east, leaving two operatives with gunshot wounds.
The attack occurred at Bende Divisional Police Station.
The station was set ablaze by the gunmen.
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“We heard a cacophony of gunshots around 10.45p.m. and when we rushed outside, we saw the station on fire.
“At that point, it dawned on us that the station was under attack so everybody began to scamper for safety,” a witness said.
The police spokesperson in the state, Godfrey Ogbonna, confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
Mr Ogbonna, a superintendent of police, said two operatives were shot in the leg and that the attackers also burnt down the generator house and a multi-purpose building belonging to Bende Local Government Council.
He said the hoodlums later released criminal suspects who were detained at the station.
“They also burnt two vehicles, including the Divisional Police Officer’s Highlander Jeep, and three motorcycles, parked at the station,” he said.