No fewer than four police officers were killed during an attack by unknown gunmen on Agwa Police Station in Imo state on Friday night, August 5.
The hoodlums who came in two vehicles and a tipper, shooting sporadically, used a tipper vehicle in forcing the gate open to gain entrance into the station, throwing Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDS) and petrol bombs .
The police operatives of the division joined by the Command’s Tactical Teams gave the hoodlums a stiff resistance, engaging them in a gun duel. The hoodlums who were fatally hit with alot of casualty on their side, retreated, escaping in their vehicles.
The fire which affected a parked private car and some motorcycles was later put off, preventing it from causing more damages. Fortunately, the building was not affected .
Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Michael Abattam, said two suspects in custody escaped, four police officers gallantly paid the supreme price, while one rifle is yet to be recovered .