On Friday night, unknown gunmen stormed the Agwa Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State’s Oguta Local Government Area (LGA) and killed four officers.
Two male officers were shot dead, while two female officers were burned to death.
According to a source, one of the slain officers had only been with the force for two weeks.
The attackers also set fire to vehicles in the police station compound, including one belonging to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
The development, which happened around 11 pm, caused panic in the area.
The hoodlums reportedly came in three vehicles; a tipper vehicle and two sienna cars and started shooting indiscriminately.
It is understood that reinforcement has been made and the state commissioner of police, Muhammed Berde, was being expected.
Since late 2020, insecurity in Nigeria’s southeast region, especially Imo and Anambra states, has reached a disturbing level. While authorities blame the criminal activities on the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the outlawed group has always distanced itself from the mindless killings.
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