Four policemen were killed Friday night when gunmen attacked the Agwa Divisional Police headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state.
Vehicles and part of the division were said to have been burnt by the attackers.
Mike Abattem, police spokesperson in Imo, confirmed the death of the four officers on Saturday.
“It’s true four officers were killed,” he told The Cable.
The Punch reported that gunmen also invaded the house of a resident identified as Ejike, killed him and shot his wife before fleeing.
A source was quoted by The Punch as saying,” They came in a tipper and two sienna vehicles shooting indiscriminately and we all ran into our houses. It was around 10 and 11pm.
“It was this morning that we heard that they were criminals and they attacked the police division, killed four policemen and burnt vehicles there.”
Another source said, He said, “I was already inside when I started hearings sounds of gunshots. I didn’t bother coming outside because it was safer to stay indoors than to come outside.
“It was this morning that we heard that the Agwa Divisional Police headquarters was attacked. Four policemen were killed. Two male officers were shot dead while two female police officers were burnt to death.
“Part of the building were the female officers were was burnt. Vehicles at the division, including the one belonging to the DPO were burnt. They also went to the house of an Okada man known as Ejike, shot him dead and shot his wife. His wife is alive.”
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