….after freeing suspects, carted away arms…_
The cloud has darken to show the height of tension in Imo state on Monday as unknown gunmen attacked, freed captive at Okigwe South Police Area Command situated in Orieagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to report, the unknown gunmen attacked the station in the evening, opened fire at the cops who challenged them.
Also, it was reported that these intruders gave freedom to suspects in the cells and carted away arms.
A source said that no fewer than five policemen were shot dead by the attackers, setting ablaze the security facility.
The source said, “Our area command headquarters in Okigwe south is on fire. Six policemen shot dead. They also freed the suspects before igniting a fire on the facility.”
Meanwhile, when contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident.
“Five policemen were killed while one was missing during the attack”, he said.
He disclosed that the command had launched an investigation into the onslaught.