Again, Gunmen Set Ablaze Imo Police Station
Gunmen yesterday set ablaze the Amandugba Divisional Police Headquarters in the Isu Local Government Area of Imo State.
The latest development had increased to four the number of Divisional Police Headquarters razed in the state in less than one week.
It was gathered gathered that on arrival at the police station, the attackers threw inflammable substances at the police facility and ignited fire.
The development was said to have heightened the tension in the state as the people totally complied with the sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The burning of the police facility was the only violent development in the state.
A villager told journalists that, “Isu Divisional Police Headquarters is on fire now. Fire has engulfed the facility. The attackers threw explosives objects and it caught fire immediately.”
Apart from the razing of Atta, Izombe, Orji and now Isu Divisional Headquarters in the state in the last one week, hoodlums had also within the duration attacked and razed magistrate’s and High Courts and as well as vandalized a Health Centre in Atta community in the Njaba LGA.
The fresh attack came just 24 hours after a former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, was killed in the state.
Gulak, was on his way to the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, where he was waylaid and killed by six bandits according to the state police command.
When contacted, the Police Spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, said that the attackers were repelled.
He said that the fire was quickly put off by the cops.
Bala said that there was no casualty on the side of the police, adding that the hoodlums must have escaped with bullet wounds.