Gunmen bomb police headquarters in Imo

January 7, 2022

Unknown gunmen on Thursday, January 6, stormed the Ideato South Police Station, shooting sporadically and threw Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.D) into the station. 

The hoodlums were immediately repelled by the Command’s tactical teams and the police operatives of the division. And in the ensuing gun duel, the hoodlums were overwhelmed by the superior fire-power of the police resulting in several of them fleeing into the bush with various degrees of bullet injuries. 

Confirming th incident, CSP Michael Abattam, spokesperson of the state police command said no life or arms was lost during the attack. He added that the detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.D) only caused minimal damage.

The police spokesperson stated that the state Commissioner of Police CP Rabiu Hussaini, psc, while commending the officers and men for their gallantry, called on members of the public especially, those residing in the community to assist the police by availing them with credible information and to report any person seen treating bullet wounds or hiding within the community to the nearest police station.

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