The Abia State police command has confirmed that two officers sustained gunshot injuries, while inmates were freed during an attack on Bende divisional headquarters on Wednesday.
Unknown gunmen attacked and razed the divisional police headquarters in the late hours of April 12, during which they opened fire on officers on duty.
The incident occurred three days after hoodlums razed some police facilities when they attacked a station in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Godfrey Ogbonna, the police command spokesperson, said the operatives were shot in the leg by the attackers.
He said a generator house and a multi-purpose building belonging to Bende local government were also set ablaze by the invaders.
Ogbonna added that inmates detained in the station were freed during the attack.
“They also burnt two vehicles, including the Divisional Police Officer’s Highlander Jeep, and three motorcycles parked at the station,” he said.
“We do not know yet how they all gathered to execute the attack at the station. Maybe they parked their vehicles away from their target and walked through footpaths to the place.”
He noted that the command has launched an investigation into the incident and other attacks in the state.