BREAKING: Police repels fresh attack on Imo police station, kills eight gunmen

Joint Security Operatives repels a fresh attack on the Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo state by some unknown gunmen, killing about eight of them in the process.

Operatives of the Joint Security team also recovered seven vehicles the attackers came in for the operation.

It was gathered that gathered that the gun battle between the gunmen and the security operatives lasted several hours, as the military sent reinforcement from the 34 artillery brigade, Obinze, in Owerri.

A resident of the area who spoke with PUNCH said there was panic all over the community throughout the gun battle.

“we slept with our hearts in our hands last night”, he said.

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He also narrated that one of his cousins was hit by a stray bullet.

Confirming the incident, a senior police officer told PUNCH that the corpses of the hoodlums and their vehicles had been brought to the state police command headquarters in Owerri.

He added that the police divisional headquarters was not razed neither did any security officer killed in the attack.

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