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Just In: Five Killed as Unknown Gunmen Attack Imo Police Headquarters

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At least five persons on Sunday lost their lives as unknown gunmen reportedly attacked the Imo Police Headquarters on Sunday.

The development caused panic in Owerri as repeated gunshots rent the air.

While security operatives took over almost all the streets and roads in the state capital, residents who were on their way for early morning church services ran halter-scatter.
Those who were in their house planning to attend church services or catch up with early morning appointments stayed back.
Gunshots rent the air in World Bank Area, Amakohia – Akwakuma Area, Government House axis, Control Post Area, Wetheral, Ikenegbu and Bank Road axis.

The Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana said there were ongoing operations to apprehend the hoodlums who were trying to escape.
According to the police, “The number of hoodlums killed now 5 and 4 Ak47 rifles stolen from the Police during a recent attack on our Police Station were recovered.

“Hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen attempted an attack on the Police Headquarters this morning but suffered a huge defeat.”
“They made effort to access the Police Headquarters through Works Layout around Alvan Nursery and Primary School but were vehemently repelled. They came in a white Hummer bus,” Police said.

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