Unknown gunmen invaded Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in a fresh attack reportedly free inmates in the police facility at Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
The gunmen who struck at about 1am on Thursday April 8, it was gathered, immediately released suspects who were in custody in the police facility.
Police authorities confirmed that the gunmen also carted away phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Division, adding that the station was not set ablaze.
A police source revealed that the police engaged the gunmen in a battle but were however overpowered leading to the abduction of one officer while two others suffered injuries.
“We resisted them but they overpowered us. They had more sophisticated weapons. They took all the phones they saw, released the suspects when they gained access and vandalised the police building.”
Meanwhile, the Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, has confirmed the abduction of the police officer as well as suspects who were freed by the attackers.
He, however, assured that the police authority in the state had commenced investigation into the attack.