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Gunmen Raze Another Police Station, Free Suspects in Imo

Gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital, The Nation reports.

Osinbajo and other officials of the Federal Government, including Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, had visited the state to inspect the level of damage on the burnt security facilities.

But the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters shortly after they left.

According to The Nation, the gunmen operated without any resistance from policemen.

A source said: “Gunmen this evening razed Ehime Mbano LGA police divisional headquarters. On arrival, the gunmen carrying guns freed the suspects before wrecking the havoc.”

Imo Police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, told The Nation he had been not contacted or briefed on the incident.

But a senior police officer, who craved anonymity, said the Command’s hierarchy was saddened by the latest development.

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