The Imo State Police Command repelled an attack on the police headquarters in the state by unknown gunmen on Sunday, killing five of the attackers in the process.
Bala Elkana, the command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Sunday’s attack was reminiscent of the coordinated attack of 5 April in which unknown gunmen attacked the police headquarters and that of the Nigerian Correctional Service, freeing 1844 inmates.
According to Elkana, the hoodlums invaded the police headquarters in the early hours of the day but repelled by the police.
The statement read: “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.”