Armed gang set Imo police station ablaze, kill officer on duty


An armed gang on Tuesday attacked and set ablaze a Police Divisional Headquarters in Arondizuogu, Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State.

A police officer was reportedly killed in the incident.

A police source not authorized to speak on the incident said gunmen stormed the station around 2:00 am and caught officers on duty unaware.

It was also learnt that head of the Divisional Police Officer of the station was smashed during the attack while a Toyota Sienna patrol vehicle attached to the division and the DPO’s personal car were vandalized by the gunmen.

The source, who pleaded annonymity, said: “Gunmen have attacked the Arondizuogu Divisional Police Headquarters. They burnt and killed one of the police officers. The attacked at the odd hours and left the DPO with a broken head. They gave him matchet cuts and vandalized his Jeep and a police sienna vehicle belonging to the division.”

Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson for the command, Micheal Abattam, said the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, had ordered an investigation into the attack.


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