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4 policemen injured as gunmen storm Imo police station, free suspects

Yet to be identified gunmen have razed the Isiala Mbano Police Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State.

The gunmen, who invaded the divisional headquarters armoury on Saturday night, freed suspects in the detention facility and carted away arms.

Punch reports that the gunmen sacked police officers on duty, freed suspects, invaded the facility’s arms storage department before setting it ablaze. Four policemen allegedly sustained gunshot injuries from the invaders.

A police source who spoke with ThePunch said, “The gunmen came, condoned off the divisional headquarters and immediately opened fire on the policemen on duty. This was after they had freed all the suspects and collected all the arms. Afterwards, they set it ablaze using petrol to ignite the fire. This is very unfortunate.”

The Interim Management Committee chairman of Isiala Mbano LGA, Chika Okoroike, confirmed the attack, blaming it on the removal of soldiers from Anara town 24 hours before the attack.

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