The Imo State Police Command on Sunday said it repelled an attack on the police headquarters in the State by hoodlums on Sunday, killing five of the attackers in the process.
Recall that in a coordinated attack on April 5, unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB attacked the police headquarters and that of the Nigerian Correctional Service, freeing 1844 inmates.
Although the police blamed the attack on “unknown gunmen”, sources said the attack bears the footprint of IPOB/ESN militants, terrorising the South East.
Bala Elkana, spokesman for the police in the state, Public Relations Officer in the State, said in a statement on Sunday that the hoodlums invaded the facilities in the early hours of the day but repelled by the police
“Hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen attempted an attack on the Police Headquarters this morning but suffered a huge defeat.
“They made effort to access the Police Headquarters through Works Layout around Avan Nursery and Primary School but were vehemently repelled.
“They came in a white Hummer bus. Five of the hoodlums were killed during an exchange of fire and others were injured.
“The Hummer bus is recovered. Four Ak47 rifles were also recovered,” the statement added.