Gunmen on Saturday night razed the Isiala Mbano Divisional
Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State.
The gunmen, who freed suspects held in the detention
facility, invaded the divisional headquarters armoury and
carted away arms.
Our correspondent gathered that gunmen on arrival
condoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at
Umueze Road and opened fire.
According to eyewitnesses, on arrival, the suspects sacked
policemen on duty, freed suspects, invaded the arms
storage department of the facility before setting it ablaze.
While our correspondent had yet to confirm if any life was
lost, our correspondent gathered that four policemen
allegedly sustained gunshot injuries from the Invaders.
Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen did not flee as
they stayed by and supervised the burning of the police
The source, who does not want his name in print said, “The
gunmen came, condoned of the divisional headquarters and
immediately opened fire on the policemen on duty. This was
after they had freed all the suspects and collected all the
arms. Afterwards, they set it ablaze using petrol to ignite
fire. This is very unfortunate.”
The Interim Management Committee chairman of Isiala
Mbano LGA, Chika Okoroike, who also confirmed the attack
when contacted , said that rescue mission
was being facilitated by him.
He blamed the removal of soldiers from Anara town 24
hours before the attack.
Okoroike, said that he made fervent moves to make sure
that the military men who were posted out of Anara town on
Friday without any reason were returned but all to no avail.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, also
confirmed the attack on the division when contacted
reports have it that this is the fourth police divisional
headquarters that had been attacked since February after
Obowo, Aboh Mbaise and Ihitte/Uboma divisions were