Eight killed as operatives repel attack on Imo police division
May 7, 2021
Security operatives made a breakthrough for the first time in Imo this year as they successfully resisted and repelled an attack on Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters by unknown gunmen.
The incident, which happened Thursday night, saw the joint security operatives killing about eight hoodlums in the gun duel.
A senior police officer who confirmed the development to NAN, said that the corpses of the hoodlums and their vehicles had been brought to the state police command headquarters in Owerri.
He disclosed that the police divisional headquarters was not razed neither was any security personnel killed in the attack.
The operatives also recovered seven vehicles the attackers used in the attempted operation.
It will be recalled that since January and April, unknown gunmen had successfully carried out attacks on about ten police stations, including the razing of the state police command headquarters.
They also successfully attacked and freed no fewer than 1,800 prisoners from the Owerri Correctional Centre.
The gun battle between the unknown gunmen and the security operatives in Orlu lasted several hours, as the military sent reinforcement from the 34 artillery brigade, Obinze.
A resident of the area who preferred anonymity, told NAN that they could not sleep due to the gun battle.
He also disclosed that an Amoured Personnel Carrier was allegedly set ablaze at Umuna junction in Orlu town.
The resident disclosed that one of his cousins was hit by a stray bullet. (NAN)