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Panic In Imo As Gunmen Attack Police Station, Kill 2

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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen, on Saturday morning, attacked Umuguma division Police Station in Owerri West Local Government Area headquarters in Imo State.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the attack by the hoodlums left two Police operatives dead and a few others injured.

One of the operatives who’s name was given as Ifeanyi, who hails from Umuguma, was said to be a final year student of the Imo State University.

The gunmen invaded the station during the early hours of Saturday at about 4:30 am while the operation lasted over 30 minutes.

Read Also: Gunmen Attack Country Home Of George Obiozor

A community source, identified as Mr Okechukwu said they heard heavy explosives in successions.

He said ‘nobody slept here, we were scared to leave our homes but we knew it was a heavy bombardment. Unfortunately, they killed our own brother, Ifeanyi who was trying to defend the station and his people by extension’.

The sources said they overwhelmed the security operatives during the operation which left cars and properties destroyed.

The Imo State Police Spokesperson, Michael Abattam while confirming the attack maintained that no life was lost and no firearm was carted away.

He said ‘Yes, there was an incident, but our men repelled them, no life was lost and neither did we lose any firearm. They threw in dynamite which ignited the roof but our men engaged them. No life was lost and no arms were lost.’

Meanwhile, the country home of the President of Apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor was on Saturday attacked by gunmen in Awomamma community, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.

The attack was carried out by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday.

The Public relations officer of the Imo State Police command, Mike Abattam, confirmed the attack to reporters.

Abattam disclosed that the hoodlums who came in vehicles threw petrol bombs in the house damaging properties.


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