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BREAKING: Gunmen invade police station, burn patrol vehicles, free inmates

Attacks on police stations in the South-East region of Nigeria continued on Monday as unknown gunmen attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters, despite military operation in the region.

According to SaharaReporters,  the gunmen “stormed the station around 2 am, releasing all the suspects in custody in the police facility”.

Some operational vehicles were also set ablaze by the hoodlums while some officers escaped with bullet wounds.

Other circumstances surrounding the attack, including the identities of the attackers could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

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Loveth Odah, Ebonyi State Police Command spokesperson confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters, saying the police commissioner was on his way to the scene to ascertain the level of damage.

The incident is the latest in what appears to be a growing trend of attacks on police stations and security personnel in the South-East region of the country.

The governors in the region recently announced the establishment of a joint security outfit, codenamed ‘Ebube Agu’ to “battle rising insecurity”.

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