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Gunmen attack Imo Police station, kill four policemen

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Gunmen have reportedly attacked Agwa Divisional Police headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday night, killing four policemen.

The gunmen also razed part of the divisional property, including vehicles.

The Police victims were two male and female officers whose bodies were set ablaze.

A source told Daily Trust that one of the slain officers was only two weeks old in the force.

One of the vehicles burnt belonged to the Divisional Police Officer.

The gunmen on the same night also invaded the house of a resident identified only as Ejike, shot him and his wife before fleeing. Ejike died on the spot.

The source also said that the gunmen struck around 10pm in a tipper and two sienna cars.

Residents said they started hearing gunshots but were scared to go out.

A police source also told Daily Trust that some policemen had been drafted from outside the division and had taken over the area while the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Berde, was being expected at the scene.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Mike Abattam, is yet to speak on the incident as calls put to him did not go through.


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