The hoodlums also injured three other cops who resisted them from gaining access into the headquarters.
The PUNCH reports on Saturday that 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.
The source said, “Two policemen died in the incident. Three were wounded. One of the hoodlums was also killed but they drove off with him. The policemen who were killed were the ones who repelled them. It was an unfortunate development.”
He also said that the three other policemen who were wounded during the incident had been discharged from a local hospital where they were rushed and transferred to a better hospital in the state capital.
Ikeokwu told our correspondent that the command had drafted cracked teams of detectives in the area and had commenced investigation.