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Unknown Gunmen Attack a Police Station in Imo.



Reports say some Unknown gunmen have attacked a police station in Orlu, Imo State, murdering one of the officers.

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According to daily post, the armed men stormed the station on Thursday night, gunned down an officer and set the building on fire.

According to the Punch News paper, the attack also claimed the lives of three of the attackers. They said that the attackers and the policemen on duty engaged in a gun battle for some time.

See also Unknown Gunmen kill 18 in Benue and Nasarawa Communities

Other reports said the armed men threw explosives and petrol bombs on the roof of the Orlu Police Station, causing damage to the roof and a fire inside.

Police Confirms Attack in Imo Police Station by some unknown Gunmen.

The police authorities in Imo state has confirmed the attack on one it’s stations.

In a statement released by the police spokesperson for the state police command, Mike Abattam, “On August 5, about 21:35 hours, armed bandits, in their numbers attacked and threw explosives and petrol bombs on top of the roof of Orsu Police station damaging the roof and causing fire outbreak in the station which spread and affected some of the vehicles parked at the parking lot.

The command’s tactical teams on the ground engaged the bandits in a gun duel.

“And due to the superior firepower of the police the bandits were subdued. Three of the bandits were neutralized and their guns, one pump action gun, and two locally-made double barrel pistols were recovered while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.

Unfortunately, a police inspector lost his life in the attack.

“Meanwhile the command is using this medium to call on the good people of Imo State especially, the Orsu community to assist the police with credible information that will lead to the arrest of the escaped bandits and to report to the nearest police station any person seen with or treating bullet wounds.

“Also, hospitals are advised to ensure that they report any person who comes to them for treatment of bullet wounds.”