Some armed thugs, on Thursday, set the Aboh Mbaise divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Imo State on fire.
It was gathered that the hoodlums who stormed the building in vehicles, threw combustible cans into the compound and ran away.
The building, which was said to have been renovated after the #EndSARS protests in the state, was completely razed to the ground.
Orlando Ikeoku, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident in a statement.
He policemen on duty engaged the hoodlums in a shootout, until they fled.
Ikeoku said that though no life was lost, one of the policemen sustained injuries.
“Today being 25th February 2021, at about 7 pm, some yet to be identified hoodlums in four vehicles, attacked the divisional police headquarters Aboh Mbaise, shooting sporadically.
“The officers on duty engaged them in a gun duel.
“At the end of the melee, one Policewoman sustained a gunshot injury and has been taken to the hospital for treatment.
“Regrettably, the station that was just renovated after being razed down by hoodlums during the EndSars saga, was again set ablaze.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has activated all tactical teams, with a view to fish out and arrest the fleeing hoodlums,” the statement added.
He said an investigation into the matter has commenced.