Unknown gunmen yet again razed another police station, the Amandugba Divisional Police Headquarters in the Isu Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday.
The latest attack has increased the number of police stations burnt to four in the state in less than one week.
It was learnt that the attackers threw inflammable substances at the police facility and it ignited the fire.
A resident of Isu town confirmed the incident.
“Isu Divisional Police Headquarters is on fire now. Fire has engulfed the facility. The attackers threw explosives objects and it caught fire immediately,” the Punch quoted the resident as saying.
Bala Elkana, the Public Relations Officer of the Imo Police Command, confirmed the incident.
Elkana, however, said the attackers were repelled, noting that the fire was quickly put off by the cops.
The Imo PPRO said there was no casualty on the side of the police, adding that the hoodlums must have escaped with bullet wounds.
The burning of the police facility was the only violent development reported in the state on Monday as residents complied with the sit-at-home order issued by Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
Imo State has in recent weeks experienced some unrest occasioned by increased agitation by members of IPOB. On several occasions, unknown gunmen have been reported to have stormed various federal and state facilities, particularly those of law enforcement agencies or offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), setting them ablaze.
The fresh attack occurred 24 hours after a former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, was killed in the state.
A senior officer with the Nigerian Immigration Service, Okiemute Mrere, was also shot dead on Saturday night, along the Owerri- Port Harcourt Road.