Police Repel Attacks as Hoodlums Attempt to Burn Police Station

by on June 2, 2021

The Imo State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed that it repelled two attacks directed at the Omuma Police Division, Oru East Local Council and Police Division, Umundugba in Isu Local Council.

Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations narrated that; “On May 31, 2021 at about 3.30 p.m., some hoodlums in their numbers launched an attack on Police Division in Umundugba, Isu Local Council but were repelled by the policemen on duty.

“They stormed the station in three Sienna buses, one Avalon saloon car and about eight motorcycles. The hoodlums were engaged in a gun battle. During the duel, the hoodlums threw a couple of petrol bomb at the station, which fell at the exhibit room.

The attackers were eventually suppressed and they made a retreat, having suffered huge defeat and a number of casualties on their side. The police, with the help of some members of the community, were able to put off the fire.

“A similar attempt was made by some hoodlums to attack Omuma Police Division but was equally repelled by the gallant policemen on duty. No life was lost in the two attacks and there were no casually on the part of the police. The two police stations were not burnt,” he said.

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