Breaking: Pandemonium in Southeast as Gunmen Bomb Police Headquarters, Free Detainees

Breaking: Pandemonium in Southeast as Gunmen Bomb Police Headquarters, Free Detainees

  • There was an attack at the police headquarters in Ideato South local government area in Imo state on Thursday, January 6
  • It was gathered that a lot of detainees were set free by gunmen who stormed the facility with explosives
  • The attack on the police division hasn't been confirmed by the spokesman of the Imo Police Command, Michael Abattam

Dikenafai, Imo state - Gunmen have attacked the Ideato South local government area police headquarters in Dikenafai, Imo state.

The attack, which took place on Thursday, January 6, saw some detainees set free after the attackers were said to have bombed the facility, The Nation reports.

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There was pandemonium in Imo state as unknown gunmen attacked a police headquarters. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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In another report by P.M News, the hoodlums, who came in large numbers destroyed the building with explosives.

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Part of the facility destroyed include administrative office, the divisional police officer’s office, and the reception desk.

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It was gathered that a local vigilante group caught some of the detainees. Pastor Bede Ikeaka, the chairman of Ideato South LGA Interim Management Committee was surprised at the unfortunate incident.

Imo police command spokesman, Michael Abattam, on his part stated he was yet to be briefed.

Panic as gunmen set another police station ablaze in southeast state, free suspects had previously reported that suspected hoodlums struck in Imo state, setting ablaze the Divisional Police Headquarters in Umuelemai, Isiala Mbano local government area.

The gun-carrying hoodlums set the suspects free struck amidst a downpour on Thursday night, October 21.

It was gathered that the policemen on duty fled, making the attackers have a field day. An indigene of the area who spoke anonymously said that the hoodlums shot repeatedly at the police station.

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Four dead, vehicles burnt as gunmen attack Imo police station

In a related development, suspected armed gunmen reportedly razed a police station in the Orlu local government area of Imo state, killing one police inspector.

Three gunmen were also killed during a gunfire battle that ensued between them and the police in the state.

The police public relations officer, CSP Mike Abattam, who confirmed the incident, revealed that it happened on the night of Thursday, August 5.


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