The Isiala Mbano Divisional Headquarters armoury located at Umuelemai in Imo State has on Saturday night been invaded by gunmen and arms carted away.
It was gathered that the gunmen who opened fire upon arrival at the Divisional Headquarters, freed suspects held in the detention facility.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, also confirmed the attack on the division while disclosing that about four policemen reportedly sustained gunshot injuries.
An eyewitness said that the suspects sacked policemen on duty, freed suspects, invaded the arms storage department of the facility before setting it ablaze and about four policemen reportedly sustained gunshot injuries.
“The gunmen came, condoned off the divisional headquarters and immediately opened fire on the policemen on duty. This was after they had freed all the suspects and collected all the arms. Afterwards, they set it ablaze using petrol to ignite fire. This is very unfortunate.”
Since February, this is the fourth attack on police divisional headquarters following successive attacks on Obowo, Aboh Mbaise and Ihitte/Uboma divisions.