Gunmen reportedly bombed the Ideato South Local Government Area Police Headquarters in Dikenafai, Imo State on Thursday.
The hoodlums, who came in large numbers, set part of the police station ablaze with explosive devices, thus, freeing detainees.
The explosives destroyed the administrative office, the Divisional Police Officer’s office, and the reception desk.
Chairman of Ideato South LGA Interim Management Committee, Pastor Bede Ikeaka, expressed shock at the incident.
Imo Police Command spokesman, Michael Abattam, said he was yet to be briefed but promised to get back as soon as he has information.
Some of the detainees have been caught by local vigilante group, The Nation reports.