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Gunmen Attack Another Police Facility In Imo, Kidnap Officer

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Gunmen attacked another police station in Imo State late Wednesday, sources confirmed to Channels Television.

Mbieri Divisional police headquarters located at Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state was the latest victim.

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The attack on the Mbieri station is the seventh police station to be attacked by gunmen in Imo state between January and April, which includes the attack on the Imo state police command headquarters on Monday.

According to sources, the gunmen vandalised the police building and freed suspects in detention.

They reportedly arrived in the late hours of Wednesday night with sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically before gaining access into the police facility.

About two police officers were injured and another reportedly kidnapped.

The Imo state police command has confirmed the incident.

Spokesman Orlando Ikeokwu said although the Mbieri police station was attacked very late on Wednesday night, the attackers were repelled by the officers on duty.

Ikeokwu said one of the officers is still missing while two are injured and receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

He also confirmed that some suspects in the police custody were freed.

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