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File: A police station set ablaze by hoodlums

Gunmen have razed the Omuma Divisional Police Headquarters in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.

The torching of the police building came after the fleeing gunmen razed the Isu Divisional Police Headquarters in Amandugba on Monday.

The police Spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the development, said that the attackers were repelled.

But our correspondent learnt that the attackers succeeded in torching the security facility after injuring some policemen on duty.

A source told our correspondent that the hoodlums succeeded in throwing explosives in the police premises after a gun battle.

The burning of the police Division was the fifth in one week in the state after Orji, Atta, Izombe and Isu Divisional police headquarters were torched in the state within the time frame.

The police Spokesperson, who confirmed the development in a statement, said “Similar attempt was made by some hoodlums to attack Omuma Police Division but was equally repelled by the gallant Policemen on duty.


“No life was lost in the two attacks and there were no casually on the part of the Police. The two Police Stations were not burnt.

“There is however, no security breach or infraction recorded throughout the day in the entire State. This could be attributed to the massive deployment of security personnel across the state by the Police and other supporting security agencies, who provided watertight security to the peace loving people of Imo State.

“The Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc commended the efforts of the men for repelling the attacks on the two Police Stations and keeping the state safe. Meanwhile, patrols and surveillance activities are ongoing. Members of the Public are enjoined to go about their lawful duties without fear. “

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