- Another day, another attack on a police station in Imo state in southeast Nigeria
- The attack comes a day after the police headquarters in the state was burnt down
- There seem to be coordinated attacks on security facilities and personnel in the southeast recently by a faceless group
The Punch is reporting that gunmen on Tuesday, April 6 burnt down the Ehime Mbano local government area divisional police headquarters in Imo state.
According to the report, the attack came hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the just sacked Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, and other government functionaries visited the state.
On arrival, the gunmen reportedly freed all the suspects in detention before setting the facility ablaze without any resistance from policemen.
Daily Trust reports that the assailants broke into the station, shooting sporadically before torching the facility.
A resident said the armed men operated unchallenged for more than 45 minutes during the attack.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that there was pandemonium in Imo in the early hours of Monday, April 5, as unknown gunmen reportedly attacked the federal prison and police command headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.
Some inmates in the prison were said to have been broken free by the gunmen while vehicles parked in the vicinity of the facility were set ablaze by the gunmen.
In a related development, a retired Assistant Inspector of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, has said secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is stockpiling weapons by attacking and looting security formations.
Aisabor alleged that the group aims to achieve the Biafra Republic by engaging in war with the Nigerian government.
The former police officer said the failure of intelligence on the part of the security agencies has enabled the group to carry out attacks unchecked.
On his part, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered relevant agencies of the federal government to end what he called anarchy in Imo state.
A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the president condemned the attack that took place recently in the state.
Buhari also ordered security and intelligence agencies in the state and the geo-political zone to fully mobilise and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law.