Hoodlums Attack Police Divisional HQ In Abia, Burn Properties
Hoodlums have attacked a police divisional headquarters in Abia State in the south-east region of the country.
The attack on the police facility located at the Trademore Estate in Umuahia, the state capital was carried out at about 9:45am on Sunday, Channels Television gathered.
While no life was lost in the incident, one of the police personnel on duty sustained an injury and has been taken to a hospital for treatment.
The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the attack on the station to Channels Television.
“Yes, there was an attack on Mike Okiro Divisional Police Headquarters. We are investigating and the outcome will be made public,” he stated.
Ogbonna added that police authorities in the state were making effort to ascertain the level of damage at the facility and arrest the perpetrators.
According to him, the hoodlums arrived in four vehicles – a hummer bus and three Toyota Sienna van, as well as two motorcycles.
The command’s spokesman noted that the attackers set ablaze documents in the offices and destroyed police vehicles and motorcycles, among other valuables.
He, however, appealed to residents, especially those in the area to support the police with useful information that would assist the apprehending the suspects.
The attack on the police station is one of the latest in the series of attacks on security facilities in the southern part of the country.
Recently, five operatives attached to the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, and the wife of a police officer, were killed by hoodlums.
The sad incident was a result of an attack on the police divisional headquarters in Odoro Ikpe in Ini Local Government Area of the state.
Odiko MacDon, the Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom, confirmed that police patrol vans and other valuables were destroyed by the hoodlums.