Suspected gunmen on Thursday night set the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State on fire and in the process set detainees free.
The attack by the armed hoodlums who set the suspects free struck amidst a downpour at around 7pn
The hoodlums opened fire on the government facility before setting it on fire.
Officers on duty were said to have fled, making the attackers have a field day.
A source in the neighbourhood disclosed that the hoodlums shot repeatedly at the Police Station.
He said “The gunshots were terrifying. We were terribly tense owing to the gunshots. They supervised the burning of the place before living.”
The police spokesperson in the state, Mike Abattam, had yet to confirm the attack but a senior official who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident and disclosed that the authorities had commenced an investigation in the latest onslaught.