Gunmen used explosives to bomb Police station in Imo State.Adunni Adetola
The Imo Police Command was on Monday morning attacked by gunmen, leaving some officers injured but no life was lost.
The gunmen reportedly used explosives to bomb the station after they ambushed but were later overpowered by the police.
Speaking on the development, the spokesman of the Command, CSP Michael Abattam accused members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network of carrying out the latest attack.
He said some items were recovered from the hodlums hideouts after policemen chased them away.
“They came in their numbers from the rear of the division, which is an ungoverned forest, threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices(IED) that fell on the transit camp where police men stays temporarily before getting accommodation and hit a vehicle while shooting sporadically.
“Engaging the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel, we prevented them from gaining entrance to the station and in the process forced the hoodlums into retreating and they escaped back into the forest with various degrees of bullet wounds.
“The police operatives gave them a hot chase and while combing the bush the following items were recovered on the spot: three(3) undetonated Explosives, four(4) expended AK 47 rifles, ammunition, five(5) live cartridges, thirty three(33) expended cartridges, two mask, one pump action gun and a motor saw machine,” he said.
Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of Operation, DCP Mama Giwa, who visited the scene around 7am, commended the officers for their gallantry and advised them not to relent in their efforts in combating violent crimes in the State.