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Police men pick race as hoodlums invade station

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There was panic in Imo state Thursday night as hoodlums set the Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters ablaze.

It was gathered policemen on duty fled as the hoodlums who were mobile carried out the arson on the facility.

On arrival, the hoodlums who, according to sources were carrying inflammable objects, threw them at the police formation and ignited the environment.

The development caused panic in the area, as the policemen on guard, suspects and residents ran into nearby bushes.

Investigation revealed that though no riffle was lost in the incident, some policemen and suspects sustained minor injuries.

It was gathered that all the files and documents belonging to the police were lost in the inferno.

It was learnt the attackers did not bother gaining access into the police facility as they fled after throwing canons at the police formation and watched it razed.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeoku, who confirmed the story, said that the policemen on duty engaged the hoodlums in a shoot out until they ran away.

He said that though no life was lost, one of the policemen sustained injuries.

He said: “Today being 25th February 2021, at about 7 pm, some yet to be identified hoodlums in four vehicles, attacked the divisional police headquarters Aboh Mbaise, shooting sporadically.

“The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel.

“At the end of the melee, one Policewoman sustained a gunshot injury and has been taken to the hospital for treatment.

“Regrettably, the station that was just renovated after being razed down by hoodlums during the EndSars saga, was again set ablaze.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has activated all tactical teams, with a view to fish out and arrest the fleeing hoodlums,” the statement added.

Ikeoku said an investigation into the matter has commenced.

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