Unknown gunmen on Monday razed the Okigwe South Police Area Command situated in Orieagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
A police officer at the headquarters who spoke with Punch noted that the gunmen on arrival at the station opened fire on the cops who challenged them.
It was gathered that the armed men also release all the suspects in the cells and carted away their arms.
The source further stated that not less than five policemen were shot dead by the attackers as they set the security facility on fire.
The source said, “Our area command headquarters in Okigwe south is on fire. Six policemen shot dead. They also freed the suspects before igniting a fire on the facility.”
The spokesperson of the command in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, noted that five policemen were killed while one was missing during the attack.
He said, “I can confirm an attack on Okigwe South area command headquarters by yet to be identified gunmen, five officers have been killed while one is yet to be accounted for.”
He disclosed that the command had launched an investigation into the onslaught.