- Another police station was attacked and burnt by hoodlums in Imo as the state continues to witness mounting insecurity
- Eye-witnesses say explosives were thrown into the police facility by yet-tobe-identified persons in Isu local government area
- The incident happened on a day residents stayed indoors following the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra
Imo - Daily Trust is reporting that unknown gunmen on Monday, May 31 burnt the Amandugba divisional police headquarters in Isu local government area of Imo state.
According to the report, the attackers on arrival threw inflammable substances at the police facility.
An eye-witness said:
“Fire has engulfed the entire facility Amandugba divisional police headquarters. The attackers threw explosives devices and it caught fire immediately.”
The Nation reports that the development heightened tension in the state as resident complied with the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra on the same day.
A villager, who spoke under the condition of anonymity said:
“Isu Divisional Police Headquarters is on fire now. Fire has engulfed the facility. The attackers threw explosives objects and it caught fire immediately.”
The spokesman of the Imo state police command, Bala Elkana, said he had not been briefed on the latest attack when he was contacted on phone.
Recall that two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel attached to Air Force Regiment, Owerri, Imo state, were recently shot dead.
The Imo state commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, confirmed the incident to a national newspaper on Saturday, May 29 during a telephone conversation.
He said that the deceased officers had gone to a selling point around the area to buy food to eat when they were shot dead by unknown gunmen.
Meanwhile, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has advised northerners to avoid travelling to the southeast for now in view of the prevailing security situation in the region.
The ACF advised those embarking on essential trips to the region should employ the services of security agents to protect them.
The advice was contained in a statement issued by the national chairman of ACF, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Monday, May 31.