Pandemonium as gunmen attack Imo police headquarters, kill 2 cops, injure others




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The Obowo Divisional Headquarters, located at Umulowe autonomous community area of Imo was on Friday attacked by gunmen.

policemen who were on duty were in the attack.

The hoodlums also injured three cops who resisted them from gaining access into the headquarters.

The PUNCH reports on Saturday the incident caused panic in the area.

This is even as security operatives drafted from the command’s headquarters in Owerri, had taken over the area.

A source told The PUNCH the hoodlums who operated in a vehicle met stiff opposition from policemen who were on duty when they tried to gain access into the premises.

Displeased by the cops’ action who resisted them, the hoodlums opened at the officers, killing policemen while three were shattered by their gun bullets.

Our correspondent also gathered of the hoodlums was in the gun duel but the hoodlums drove with the corpse of their member.

The source said, “ policemen died in the incident. Three were wounded. of the hoodlums was also but they drove with him. The policemen who were were the ones who repelled them. It was an unfortunate development.”

Spokesperson for the command, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed when contacted that two policemen were killed by the hoodlums.

He also said that the three policemen who were wounded during the incident had been discharged from a local where they were rushed and transferred to a better in the capital.

Ikeokwu told our correspondent that the command had drafted cracked teams of detectives in the area and had commenced investigation.