Five persons have died in a fresh attack on Imo Police Station on Saturday morning.
Gatekeepers News reports that the invasion of Izombe Police Divisional headquarters in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Southeast Nigeria, by some hoodlums on Saturday morning has led to the death of five persons.
According to reports, the invaders’ main plan was to bomb the station but the cops engaged them in a duel battle which resulted in the loss of lives.
The Command’s Police Spokesperson, Michael Abattam, while confirming the attack, said five persons which included two cops and three hoodlums died in the attack.
Abattam said, “On August 13, at about 02:45 hours, armed bandits suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB/ ESN terror group, came in their numbers to attack Izombe Police Station but could not gain access to the station due to the swift response of the ever-alert Imo Command’s Tactical teams and Personnel of Operation Restore Peace of the command who intercepted and repelled the bandits.
“The bandits who on sighting the police engaged them in a gun duel were subdued, due to the superior firepower of the police. They fled into the bush and in the process three of the bandits were neutralised and their arms one pump action gun with two rounds of live cartridges and one locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges were recovered from them to the station.
“While others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds. Unfortunately, the command lost two of its gallant officers in the attack.”