The Abia State Divisional Headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force, Bende in Bender Local Government Area, has been reportedly attacked by hoodlums.
Nigerdeltaconnect gathered that the sad event occurred in the night of Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
It was further gathered that one of the officers at the station was shot in the leg and was later rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
The Nation reports that the hoodlums set the suspects in the cell free before razing the station.
However, according to the Nigerian Voice, the gunmen freed all the inmates, torched the vehicles in the premises before razing the station.
Nigerian Voice further reports that the police station is situated at the outer gate of the local government headquarters and less than 10 metres from the local government area field.
“We heard series of gunshots, and when we rushed outside, we saw the station on fire,” a resident said.
The incident happened less than six hours after Governor Okezie Ikpeazu left Bende LGA headquarters where a civic reception was held for the immediate past House of Representatives member who represented Bende Federal Constituency, Hon. Nnenna Ukeje.
The attack on Bende Police Station comes less than a weeks after gunmen razed the Ubani Market Police station, still in Bende Local Government Area.