Unknown gunmen have again attacked another police station in Imo state. The attack occurred on Monday evening at the Oriagu police in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
Up to five similar attacks, including the one at the police headquarters and the prisons headquarters in the state, have taken place before now.
The second attack was carried out just a few hours after the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, accompanied by the then Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visited the state to assess the damage that was done to the police headquarters.
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In the latest attack, the gunmen reportedly freed some suspects from the police detention facility. An about six police officers were killed while some others sustained different degrees of injuries.
There was said to have been heavy gunfire during the attack, leading to the death of two security operatives. The gunmen also burnt some parts of the building and vehicles.
Police stations have also become a target of several attacks in the region, with many officers killed in different attacks. South-East governors recently announced the establishment of a joint security outfit, codenamed ‘Ebube Agu’ to battle rising insecurity.
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