Reports have indicated that hoodlums in a White Hilux vehicle last Friday night attacked the Mgbidi police station in Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State, killing a police inspector and injuring one of the officers.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri.
But the police image maker said the officers engaged the hoodlums in a gun battle and the hoodlums sustained gunshot injuries before they escaped.
Narrating how the gun battle happened, police said: “Sequel to the modified and invigorated strategies emplaced by the command under the watch of the indefatigable Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Rabiu Hussaini psc, to checkmate all criminals activities within the state especially attack police stations.
“On 14th January 2022 at about 2045 hours, the Command’s Tactical teams at Mgbidi Police Station repelled an attack by some hoodlums who came in a white Hilux vehicle shooting sporadically, attempted to gain entrance into the station but were repelled by the ever gallant Imo Command’s Tactical teams and the police operatives of the division who positioned themselves professionally.
“They engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel. In the process, the attackers were suppressed almost immediately, having suffered a huge defeat, with a number of them sustaining various degrees of bullet wounds, they retreated and escaped in the Toyota Hilux vehicle they came with. And were given a hot chase by the police operatives.