Commotion As Unknown Gunmen Reportedly Attack Another Police Station in Southeast

Commotion As Unknown Gunmen Reportedly Attack Another Police Station in Southeast

- The attacks on police formations in the southeast have continued

- No arrest has been made over the raid on Apumiri Ubakala police station

- The police are yet to make an official statement about the incident

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Another police station in Abia state, southeast Nigeria, has been attacked by unknown gunmen.

The Nation reported that the attack on Apumiri Ubakala Police Station occurred in the early hours of Monday, May 17, 2021.

Commotion As Unknown Gunmen Attack Another Police Station in Southeast
Nigerian security forces have promised to check the insecurity in the southeast. Photo: @PoliceNG
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The publication stated that the police station located off the ever-busy Ubakala-Old Umuahia road was set ablaze.

The Punch reported that no causality has been recorded as the state police command had yet to react to the incident.

A source told the Daily Trust that the police command received intelligence of an impending attack before the incident.

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Meanwhile, by the calculation of Lauretta Onochie, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, 27 police officers were killed by some unknown criminals seven months ago.

Onochie said in other countries like Congo and the United States where security agents were recently attacked, the assailants have been brought to book.

She recalled that in the instance of the African nation, not less than 30 persons have already been sentenced to death, while some persons suspected to have been involved in the US Capitol Hill invasion are now pleading guilty.

Onochie questioned why no arrest has been made over Nigerian police personnel who were murdered back in late 2020.

In other news, fire has destroyed sections of the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu state. The incident was reported to have occurred on Sunday night, May 16.

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PM News reported that the office is located at number 1 Achi Street by Agric Bank Bus stop in Independence Layout. The publication stated that the commissioner of police in the state, Mohammed Aliyu, confirmed the development.

Still on security, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Thursday, May 13, assured Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of its full support for his administration.

The southeast's topmost socio-cultural group made this promise through its president-general, George Obiozor, on Thursday in Lagos during a courtesy visit of some delegates at Government House, Marina, Nigerian Tribune reported.

Obiozor restated that neither the southeast nor the organisation has any intention of destroying the healthy relationship it has with the southwest, especially Lagos.


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