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Armed Group Razes Another Police Station In Southeast Nigeria

Tuesday's attack comes on the heels of an inspection by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Mohammed Adamu, immediate former Inspector-General of Police, in Imo State, Southeast Nigeria.

An armed group has razed another Police station in Imo State, Southeast Nigeria, a day after a jailbreak and attack on Police headquarters in the state.

The armed group reportedly broke into the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters on Tuesday, leaving the Police officers to scamper for safety. 

Although details of the incident were still sketchy as of press time, the armed persons reportedly freed detainees from cells at the police stations.

The manner of the attack was similar to Monday’s, reportedly carried out by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the state Police spokesperson could not be immediately reached.

The incident is the fourth attack against police facilities in the state in two months.

Between Feb and March, armed groups razed Obowo, Abo Mbaise, Ihitte/ Uboma and Isiala Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters, killing three cops and injuring others.

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President and Mohammed Adamu, former Inspector-General of Police, inspected the scenes of the wreckage on Tuesday, hours before the latest attack.

HumAngle understands the spike in attacks on police has been drawing concerns that the growing crisis might escalate to a full-scale one.

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Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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