Nigeria: Again, Gunmen Attack Police Station in Ebonyi - Official

The hoodlums carted away valuables and destroyed property belonging to the police division.

Some suspected armed hoodlums on Saturday attacked Abaomege Police Division in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi and carted away valuables and destroyed property.

The Ebonyi Commissioner for Internal Security, Stanley Okoro-Emegha, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Sunday.

Mr Okoro-Emegha described the attack as 'worrisome'.

"The police division was attacked yesterday, Saturday; it is very unfortunate and worrisome. I urge the police to step up strategy to deal with the hoodlums," he said.

Sunday Okafor, an eyewitness and resident in the area, who spoke with NAN, said the incident occurred on Saturday night.

"Yes, it happened on Saturday night; the gunmen came and started shooting sporadically; one police officer was shot but we do not know if he is dead.

"The gunmen also destroyed police vehicles and a motorcycle at the division and stole some property," Mr Okafor alleged.

Efforts by our correspondent to get the police reaction were abortive, as the Ebonyi Police Command Spokesperson, Loveth Odeh, could not immediately answer her calls or respond to text messages.

Police stations in Nigeria's south-east and south-south have come under intense attacks of recent from hoodlums.

(NAN)

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