Unknown gunmen in another fresh attack has kidnapped a Police officer from Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the gunmen attacked the Police formation in the early hours of Thursday, March 8.
According to a resident of Mbieri community, the gunmen released some inmates who were locked up in the cell.
It was learnt that the Police officer had challenged the gunmen, but he was overpowered due to he was outnumbered by the gunmen who carried sophisticated weapons.
A community leader identified as Nokey Ebikam told journalists that the gunmen did not burn the police station down as reported by some online publication. He however, confirmed that the gunmen released the inmates.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident, he however didn’t go into details.
The recent attack on Mbeiri Police Division is coming days after some hoodlums broke into a correctional facility in Okigwe, Imo state.