One gunman has been killed as operatives of the Nigeria Police repelled an attack on the police headquarters in Imo State by hoodlums on Sunday morning.
Recall that suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had on April 5th attacked the Imo police headquarters and the Nigerian Prison Service in Owerri, freeing 1844 inmates.
In a statement on Sunday Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Bala Elkana said the hoodlums attacked the facilities in the early hours of Sunday but met stiff resistance by operatives.
The statement by the PPRO said: “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. One of the hoodlums was killed during an exchange of fire and others were injured.
“The Hummer bus is recovered. Two Ak47 rifles were also recovered.”