BREAKING: Gunmen break Imo police division, kill inspector
An attack at the Mgbidi Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State has left a police Inspector dead with another cop sustaining injuries.
The attack which happened on Friday night caused panic in the area as the hoodlums who came in a vehicle and police operatives engaged in a gun duel.
Our correspondent gathered that on arrival, the invaders opened fire but they were repelled by the policemen on duty.
A source, who pleaded not to be mentioned, said “One police Inspector was killed during the attack. The hoodlums arrived around 9pm on Friday. They were met stiff opposition by policemen who engaged them in a shootout. Unfortunately, a police officer died.”
Confirming the development on Saturday, spokesperson for the police in the state, Micheal Abattam, said that the attackers were repelled by cops on duty.
He, however, disclosed that one inspector was killed while another sustained minor injury during the attack.
Abattam said, “On 14th January, 2022 at about 20:45 hours, the Command’s Tactical teams at Mgbidi Police Station repelled an attack by some hoodlums who came in a white hilux vehicle shooting sporadically, attempted to gain entrance into the station but were repelled by the ever gallant Imo Command’s Tactical teams and the police operatives of the division who positioned themselves professionally.