Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have reportedly killed a female police officer in an attack on Umuelemai Police Station, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area, Imo State.
Although the police were unable to confirm the death of the officer, CPMP Mike Abattan, spokesman for the Imo Police Command, confirmed that the attack took place on Thursday, according to a report by Daily Trust.
“On 21/10/2021 at about 6:44 pm, armed bandits suspected to be IPOB/ESN terror group came to Isiala Mbano Police Station in about five vehicles and three motorcycles, threw petrol bombs on the roof of the already damaged building in the EndSARS imbroglio and started shooting indiscriminately,” Abattan was quoted to have said.
“The gallant police operatives attached to the station returned fire, engaging them in a gun duel. They were able to repel the bandits and, in the process, they zoomed off in their vehicles and motorcycles.
“One of the police operatives who sustained gun shot injury was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the command’s tactical teams have been dispatched to the area in pursuit of the bandits and to beef up security in the area.”
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