Hours after Osinbajo’s visit, bandits set ablaze police station, patrol vehicles in Imo


Barely 48 hours after unknown gunmen attacked the Police Headquarters in Owerri, Imo State, bandits again razed the Police division in Ehime/Mbano in the South-East state, setting some patrol vehicles on fire on Tuesday.
Police Spokesman in Imo State, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack on the police division on Tuesday.
The  Police Headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri were attacked by unknown gunmen on Sunday, while some inmates escaped in the process.
Tuesday’s attack occurred a few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,  the former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other government functionaries visited the state to inspect the attacked facilities.
However, the PPRO said no life was lost in the latest  attack.
“Yes I can confirm to you that the police facility was attacked today by bandits.
“No casualty on the part of police, no loss of arms but three patrol vehicles were burnt in the process,” he said.
The attack has brought the number of police facilities destroyed in the state between February and April to five.
They are Obowo, Aboh-Mbaise, Ihite Uboma, Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano as well as the police headquarters in the state.


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