BREAKING: Cops flee as hoodlums set Imo police station ablaze


Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

There was panic in Imo State on Thursday night as hoodlums razed Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters.

This is even as policemen on duty fled as the hoodlums carried out the arson on the police facility.

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According to sources, on arrival, the hoodlums who were carrying inflammable objects threw them at the police formation and ignited the environment.

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The development caused panic in the area, as the policemen on guard, suspects, and natives ran into nearby bushes.

It was gathered by The PUNCH that all the files and documents belonging to the police were lost in the inferno.

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The source said, “This is very strange. Fleeing hoodlums have just razed Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police headquarters. They didn’t bother going into the compound. They just threw ignitable objects on the Divisional headquarters and drove off few minutes after it caught fire.

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“All the policemen on duty including suspects who were being detained ran into the nearby bushes. Locals also fled their homes as the fire raged. We have not seen this one before.”

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A police spokesperson for the state command, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attack when contacted by our correspondent.

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According to him, no policeman was lost to the incident.


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