No respite for Imo as gunmen invade police station, injured officer, two missing

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Following Uzodinma’s statement that the attack on the state was meant to destabilize President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, some unknown gunmen have launched an attack on another police station at Mbieri divisional police headquarters in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo state.

Our reliable source confirmed to NPOreports that one officer has not been seen after gunmen attacked the police station.

According to a report obtained from an undisclosed source, the attack occurred in the wee hours of Thursday.

The spokesman of the police command in Imo, Orlando Ikeokwu, in his statement said two other police officers sustained injuries while trying to repel the attack.

Ikeokwu disclosed that some suspects held in the police station were set free by the gunmen.

The incident is coming after attacks on the prison and police command headquarters in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Monday.

About 1,844 prisoners were reportedly freed in the attacks allegedly carried out by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Meanwhile, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has blamed the recent attack on security facilities in the state on aggrieved politicians, saying their aim was to destabilise his government and that of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Hope Uzodinma, Imo governor, described the developments as an attack “meant to destabilize his government and President Buhari”.

Uzodinma asked police officers to defend themselves “if you can’t attack them”.

“Any attack on police formation is an insult to us as a government. We must take charge, take control and ensure discipline,” he said.

“We must not condone attacks by criminals on government. Police must not be compromised so that the integrity of government will remain intact.

“This unfortunate tragedy can only be condemned by every reasonable mind, the intention was to put fear into our people and make them vulnerable.”

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