Gunmen invade police station, kill inspector in Imo

THE lingering security crises in Imo State continued on weekend, as some gunmen reportedly attacked  Mgbidi Divisional Police Headquarters killing a police Inspector while another cop sustained injuries.


The incident reportedly happened on Friday night causing panic in the area as the hoodlums who came in a vehicle engaged police operatives in a gun duel.


It was gathered that on arrival, the invaders opened fire but they were repelled by the policemen on duty.


A source, which pleaded anonymity, said “One police Inspector was killed during the attack. The hoodlums arrived around 9pm on Friday. They were met with stiff opposition by policemen who engaged them in a shootout. Unfortunately, a police officer died.”


Confirming the incident on Saturday, spokesperson for Imo State Police Command, Micheal Abattam, said that the attackers were repelled by cops on duty.


He, however, disclosed that one inspector was killed while another sustained minor injury during the attack.


Abattam said, “On 14th January, 2022 at about 20:45 hours, the Command’s Tactical teams at Mgbidi Police Station repelled an attack by some hoodlums who came in a white hilux vehicle shooting sporadically, attempted to gain entrance into the station but were repelled by the ever gallant Imo Command’s Tactical teams and the police operatives of the division who positioned themselves professionally.


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