- Another police facility has been ferociously attacked by unknown armed men in Abia state
- The attackers set motorcycles, cars at the station ablaze after freeing all those detained inside the facility
- Abia state is the latest target of the coordinated attacks after similar incidents on police facilities in neighbouring states
A report by The Nation indicates that the Nkporo police station in Ohafia government area of Abia state has been attacked by unknown gunmen.
The main building of the station as well as motorcycles and cars in the station were burned, P.M News added.
Though details of the attack are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, the gunmen were said to have released suspects in custody.
It was gathered that the situation left many residents and indigenes of the area which also the hometown of Abia deputy governor, Ude Oko Chukwu.
Legit.ng notes that the southeast region has been experiencing targeted attacks on police stations in the past few weeks.
This tragic attack is the latest in Abia after gunmen attacked and razed down a police station in Uzoakoli, Bende local government area of the state almost two weeks ago.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, April 19. The gunmen overpowered the policemen on duty and released suspects in custody.
During the attack, five police officers were reportedly killed, while one has been declared missing. The assailants also burnt down the police building after the attack.
A police officer said that on arrival, the gunmen opened fire on the cops who challenged them.
Three policemen on duty were killed while several others were injured during the attack. It was learned that the security infrastructure in the station was razed.