Fear continues to pervade the atmosphere in Imo state, as gunmen in the early hours of Thursday attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
ait.live gathered from an indigene of Mbieri that the fleeing gunmen struck around 1am and immediately released the suspects in custody in the police facility.
The gunmen also took away the phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Division.
A source confirmed that the attackers kidnapped one police officer and injured two other cops.
According to a community leader, Nokey Ebikam the gunmen did not raze the police facility but freed the suspects in detention after vandalizing it
A police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack on the police station when he was contacted Thursday morning.
He, however assured that the police authority in the state had commenced investigation into the attack.
The other Police divisions attacked in the state within two months are Obowo, Aboh Mbaise, Ihitte/ Uboma, Isiala Mbano and the Ehime Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters.