Abia divisional police headquarters attacked by unknown gunmen
A police divisional headquarters in Abia State, was on Sunday May 9 attacked by unknown gunmen.
The attack on the police facility located at Trademore Estate in Umuahia, the state capital was carried out at about 9:45am.
No life was lost in the attack, but it was however gathered that one of the police personnel on duty sustained an injury and has been taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack and also disclosed that police authorities in the state were making effort to ascertain the level of damage at the facility and arrest the perpetrators.
“Yes, there was an attack on Mike Okiro Divisional Police Headquarters. We are investigating and the outcome will be made public.”
Ogbonna further revealed that the gunmen arrived in four vehicles – a hummer bus and three Toyota Sienna van, as well as two motorcycles.
The attackers reportedly set ablaze documents in the offices and destroyed police vehicles and motorcycles, among other valuables.
Residents have been asked to support the police with useful information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects.