Barely 48hours after gunmen attacked the Police Command in Imo State, gunmen have again razed the police division in Ehime/Mbano.
Gunmen have set ablaze another Police Station in Imo State, including three operational vehicles few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and just sacked Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, left Owerri, the state capital. This is coming just a day after some gunmen attacked Owerri Correctional Centre and the Imo State Police Command headquarters, freeing over 1,884 inmates and razing over 50 vehicles.
Police spokesman in Imo State, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack on the police division to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The attack occurred a few hours after the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; the former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other government functionaries visited the state to inspect the attacked facilities.
The gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters shortly after the dignitaries left.
It was gathered that on arrival at the station, the gunmen operated unchallenged for more than 45 minutes and freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze.
A source said: “Gunmen this evening razed Ehime Mbano LGA police divisional headquarters. On arrival, the gunmen freed the suspects before wreaking havoc.”
Imo State police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack. He said: “There is no casualty on the part of the police and no loss of arm though three vehicles were burnt.” A senior police officer, who pleaded for anonymity, said the command’s hierarchy was saddened by the latest development.