Unidentified gunmen have attacked a police station in Uzoakoli, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, according to Geoffrey Ogbonna, the Public Relations Officer of the Abia Police Command.
Unconfirmed reports indicated that the gunmen razed the station, overpowered the policemen on duty and released suspects in custody.
It is also not clear if the gunmen invaded the police armoury.
However, the Abia PPRO declined to confirm the said reports.
Instead, he stated that an investigation has commenced to unravel the perpetrators of the attack, adding that no group has claimed responsibility yet.
This is the latest in the spate of recent attacks carried out by criminals on law enforcement agencies in the South-East region.
Monday’s incidents come two weeks after the headquarters of the Imo police command was razed by unknown gunmen.