- Suspected hoodlums have reportedly staged a fresh attack on a police station in Abia state
- The gunmen were said to have invaded the police station early Monday, April 19
- Some suspects detained in the police station were allegedly freed
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Some unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked and razed down a police station in Uzoakoli, Bende local government area of Abia state.
The Nation reports that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, April 19.
The newspaper stated that details of the attack were still sketchy but noted that the gunmen overpowered the policemen on duty and released suspects in custody.
Legit.ng notes that the southeast has been experiencing targeted attacks on police stations in the past few weeks.
One of the recent targeted attacks occurred in Imo state in the early hours of Thursday, April 8.
The gunmen attacking the Mbieri police station located in the Mbaitoli local government area. An indigene of Mbieri said the gunmen released the suspects in custody in the police facility.
The gunmen also took away the phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Divisional.
Sources said the military exercise was intended to boost the morale of security agents and to restore the confidence of the people in the security agents.
Eye-witnesses said there was a huge presence of military men on Orlu-Owerri road, Owerri-Onitsha expressway, and Owerri-Okigwe road.
Meanwhile, the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has claimed that aggrieved politicians sponsored the recent attacks on security facilities in the state.
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Governor Uzodinma made the allegation on Wednesday, April 7, while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme.
The Imo state governor blamed the attack on aggrieved politicians who wanted to destabilise his government and that of President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, Senator Rochas Okorocha who is a former Imo state governor disagreed with his predecessor.
He blamed the recent attacks on poverty and injustice and cautioned against politicising the security challenges.
The senator who represents Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly called on the government to urgently address the issues before it escalates.