Thursday, September 23, 2021
HomeCrimeUGM attacked two Imo divisions with petrol bombs: Police

UGM attacked two Imo divisions with petrol bombs: Police

Unknown gunmen have attacked two Imo police divisions with petrol bombs, says the police commissioner in the state, Abutu Yaro.

Unknown gunmen have attacked two Imo police divisions with petrol bombs, says the police commissioner in the state, Abutu Yaro.

The police chief said officers repelled attacks on police divisions in Umundugba, Isu council area, and Omuma.

Mr Yaro disclosed this in a statement signed on his behalf by the command’s spokesman, Bala Alkana.

He added that the hoodlums attacked the police facilities with petrol bombs but were repelled by police officers.

“On May 31, 2021, at about 1530 hours, some hoodlums in their numbers launched an attack on police division Umundugba, Isu local government area, but were 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 bombs 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.,” said the statement.

It added, “The police, with the help of some members of the community, were able to put out the fire. A similar attempt was made by some hoodlums to attack the Omuma police division but was equally repelled by the gallant policemen on duty.

“No life was lost in the two attacks, and there was no casualty on the part of the officers. The CP 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.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments

%d bloggers like this: