No fewer than five policemen were reported to have been killed and one missing when gunmen attacked another police station in Okigwe Local Government, Imo State, barely 48 hours after the private home of the governor, Hope Uzodinma, was razed.
Aside that they murdered the law enforcement officers, the gunmen razed the police building, destroying property worth millions of Naira within the council.
The spokesman of the Imo Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Monday, stated that efforts were ongoing to ensure that the perpetrators were arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the law.
Imo State has been experiencing series of attacks lately, especially on security formations and the attack on Okigwe was another perpetrated within the state.
It would be recalled that on April 5, armed men invaded the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command and the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, burnt the facilities and freed over 1,800 inmates.
Uzodinma has repeatedly accused some politicians of funding banditry to run down the present administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) both at the state and federal levels.