Hoodlums set Imo police station on fire hours after Osinbajo visited


Vice President Osinbajo, accompanied by Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, during his visit in Imo


Hoodlums again set another police station on fire in Imo State, hours after the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo visited the state, following Sunday attack on the police command and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Owerri, by unknown gunmen.

The attack came barely 48 hours after a group of outlaws stormed various security facilities within Owerri, including the prisons headquarters where they freed over a thousand inmates.

The Police division in Ehime/Mbano was razed alongside some vehicles, in the Tuesday attack, according to police spokesman in Imo, SP Orlando Ikeokwu.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the attack occurred few hours after Vice President Osinbajo, the former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other government functionaries visited the state to inspect the facilities attacked on Sunday.

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“Yes, I can confirm to you that the police facility was attacked today by bandits.

“No casualty on the part of police, no loss of arms but three vehicles were burnt in the process,” Ikeokwu said.

The Tuesday attack has brought the number of police facilities destroyed in the state between February and April to five.

They are Obowo, Aboh-Mbaise, Ihite Uboma, Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano as well as the police headquarters in the state.

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