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Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and freed persons who were being detained in the station.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the incident, which happened on Monday morning, plunged the area into chaos as residents and officers scampered for safety.
The spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, Loveth Odah, confirmed the attack to newsmen.
She said the command has sent officers to the affected station.
She was unable to give details of the attack, however, according to reports, operational vehicles were also set ablaze by the hoodlums while some officers sustained bullet wounds.
The Eastern Updates reports that the attack may not be unconnected to the current unrest in some parts of the southeast following the declaration of a sit-at-home order by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) although the group has repeatedly denied culpability.
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