POLICE IN IMO HAVE REPELLED ATTEMPTS BY HOODLUMS TO ATTACK TWO POLICE STATIONS IN THE STATE.
IMO STATE POLICE COMMAND
31ST MAY, 2021
POLICE IN IMO HAVE REPELLED ATTEMPTS BY HOODLUMS TO ATTACK TWO POLICE STATIONS IN THE STATE
On 31st May, 2021 at about 1530 hours, some hoodlums in their number launched an attack on Police Division Umundugba, Isu Local Government Area but was repelled by the Policemen on duty. They stormed the station in three Sienna buses, one Avalon saloon car and about eight motorcycles. The hoodlums were engaged in a gun battle. During the duel, the hoodlums threw a couple of petrol bomb at the station which fell at the exhibit room. The attackers were eventually suppressed and they made a retreat, having suffered huge defeat and a number of casualties on their side. The Police with the help of some members of the community were able to put off the fire.
A similar attempt was made by some hoodlums to attack Omuma Police Division but was equally repelled by the gallant Policemen on duty. No life was lost in the two attacks and there were no casually on the part of the Police. The two Police Stations were not burnt.
There is however, no security breach or infraction recorded throughout the day in the entire State. This could be attributed to the massive deployment of security personnel across the state by the Police and other supporting security agencies, who provided watertight security to the peace loving people of Imo State.
The Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc commended the efforts of the men for repelling the attacks on the two Police Stations and keeping the state safe. Meanwhile, patrols and surveillance activities are ongoing. Members of the Public are enjoined to go about their lawful duties without fear.
SP Bala Elkana, ANIPR,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For Commissioner of Police,