On Thursday, Unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) reportedly bombed a police station in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to reports, they stormed the police station around 6.44 pm in a convoy of five vehicles and three motorcycles, threw petrol bombs on the roof of the police station, shooting sporadically.
However, the police operatives attached to the station engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.
One police officer was said to have been badly injured while properties were damaged.
Imo police spokesman, CSP Michael Abattam in a statement on Friday stated that:
“The armed bandits, suspected to be members of the IPOB/ESN terror group came to Isiala Mbano Police Station in about five vehicles and three motorcycles threw petrol bombs on the roof of the already damaged building in the Endsars imbroglio and started shooting indiscriminately.
“The police operatives attached to the station returned fire, engaging them in a gun duel. They were able to repel the bandits and in the process they zoomed off in their vehicles and motorcycles.”
He said due to alertness of the police operatives, “no arm was lost. The fire was extinguished not after causing some damages on the building.
“One of the police operatives who sustained gunshot injury was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.”