Gunmen have attacked another police division in Imo State, abducting a police officer and freeing suspects detained at the facility.
Reports say the attack took place in the early hours of Thursday at Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters at Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
The incident happened just hours after Usman Alkali Baba was decorated as the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP) by Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo.
The gunmen also took away the phones belonging to suspects and the police operatives at the Division.
Another report said the gunmen overpowered the policemen who tried to repel the attack as they had more sophisticated weapons.
Six Divisional Police Headquarters had been attacked between February and April apart from the state Police Command headquarters and Owerri Correctional Center which were attacked on Monday, respectively, with 1,884 inmates released and over 50 vehicles burnt.