Unknown gunmen within the early hours of Monday set ablaze the Ubakala Divisional Police Station in Umuahia South Native Authorities Space of Abia and killed two policemen.
The spokesman for the Police Command in Abia, SP Godfrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the incident to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia mentioned the assault began round 12.10 am and that the assilants attacked the station with explosives.
In accordance with him, the operatives, who have been deployed to bolster safety on the station, tried to repel the assailants however misplaced two males within the trade of fireside.
“Within the course of, we misplaced two of our males,” he mentioned, stating that the variety of the attackers had but to be ascertained.
A resident of the realm who spoke anonymously, mentioned the midnight assault triggered critical panic amongst residents of the neighborhood.
“We have been asleep when out of the blue we started to listen to critical gunshots.
“All people in my home was woken up by the sound after which got here an explosion, adopted by fireplace,” the eyewitness mentioned.
NAN experiences that gunmen have lately carried out profitable assaults on police stations in Aba, Isialangwa, Uzuakoli and Nkporo.
Additionally they attacked the places of work of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company and Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee in Ohafia.
In the meantime, police mentioned no arrest had been made however that full investigations have been ongoing to get the perpetrators of the assaults, which had left a lot of its males both lifeless or with gunshot wounds.
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