Few hours ago, some gunmen stormed the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State and burnt it down. This is coming 24 hours after a similar incident happened at the Owerri Correctional Centre and Imo State Police Command headquarters resulting in the destruction of the facilities and vehicles and freeing of 1884 prisoners.
Also recall that the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo and the recently sacked Nigerian Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu with their delegates paid a visit to Owerri yesterday to ascertain the extent of damage on the attacked security facilities.
In a video made available by Somto Okonkwo on Facebook, the buildings of the police headquarters were burning as the locals made attempts to douse the inferno. About four cars were also burnt by the gunmen.
The Punch reported that the gunmen freed all the suspects in detention before the Police Headquarters were set ablaze. They added the gunmen carried out their activities without any resistance from policemen on duty. However, no police officer was repeatedly killed in the incident.
The level of insecurity and destruction of security facilities and officials is gradually getting out of hands in the South East. The governors of the region should sit up and do the needful before the region becomes another war zone in the country.
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