Suspected ESN/IPOB gunmen have attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the State.
Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwo, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri, saying that the attack occurred at about 23:30 pm on Wednesday.
He said no officer had gone missing or kidnapped in the attack, adding that the hoodlums were repelled by the officers on duty after engaging the bandits in a gun battle.
PPRO shortly said: “Mbieri divisional Police headquarters was attacked, at about 23:30 pm, but successfully repelled. Two officers were injured and presently receiving treatment. The police station was not also set ablaze. No officer missing or kidnapped please.”
Ikeokwu also confirmed some suspects detained in the police facility were freed by the attackers.
In the last 72 hours, many police stations had been attacked in Imo state, they include; the Imo state police headquarters, Ehime Mbano police station, and Mbieri police station. Also, the Owerri Correctional Center was also bombed by the hoodlums.