Imo police HQ: Security operatives repel attack, kill eight gunmen
Security operatives have successfully repelled an attack on Orlu divisional police headquarters on Thursday night, killed eight gunmen in Imo state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the attack which lasted for hours with reinforcement sent from the 34 artillery brigade, Obinze, in Owerri, the state capital has sent residents scampering to safety.
It was also learnt that an armoured personnel carrier was set ablaze at Umuna junction of the area during the attack.
When contacted, the police public relations in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu could not be reached but the development was confirmed to newsmen by a senior police officer.
The police officer said the corpses of the hoodlums and their vehicles had been taken to the state police command headquarters in Owerri.
He said the police divisional headquarters was not razed neither was any security personnel killed in the attack.
The operatives also recovered seven vehicles the attackers used for the operation.
The state, in recent times, has witnessed a series of attacks on security and detention facilities, leading to the death of some police officers.
Recall that the DSS had on April 26 alleged that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were moving explosives from Lagos state to an unconfirmed location in Orlu LGA of Imo.
The DSS had alleged that the action of the group was to further destabilise the state.
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