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Policeman abducted as gunmen attack another Imo station

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A police officer has reportedly been kidnapped after gunmen invaded another station in Imo State.

This is just police authorities say they have intensified effort in search of the 1,884 inmates who were freed during a recent attack on the Owerri Correctional Center on Monday.

The PUNCH reports that the assailants stormed the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Thursday and freed a number of suspects.

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Confirming the fresh incident, State Police Spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that while one police officer was missing, two others were injured during the resistance put up by the operatives on duty.

Ikeokwu also revealed that some suspects detained in the police facility were freed by the attackers.

Another source at the Police Division told our correspondent that the gunmen were repelled by the policemen on duty.

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The police source said “We resisted them but they overpowered us. They had more sophisticated weapons. They took all the phones they saw, released the suspects when they gained access and vandalised the police building.”

The source also confirmed the abduction of one police officer and injury to two other cops.

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Speaking further, Ikeokwu assured that the police authority in the state had commenced investigation into the attack, immediately.

Between the months of February and April, six Divisional Police Headquarters had been attacked before Monday’s attack.

Other Police divisions attacked in the state within two months are Obowo, Aboh Mbaise, Ihitte/ Uboma, Isiala Mbano and the Ehime Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters.

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