The inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu has revealed the identity of those that attacked Police headquarters in imo.
DAILY GIST reports that some suspected hoodlums identified to be Gunmen in the early hours of Monday had attacked the Police headquarters and the correctional centres in owerri area of imo state.
It was gathered that the station was set on fire by the hoodlums and over 2000 prisoners and criminal suspects were reportedly freed.
However in a statement on Monday, The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu identified the attackers to be Indigenous People of Biafra’s security arm otherwise Known as Eastern Security Network.
The IGP disclosed this in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers, who came in their numbers with sophisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), are members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The attempt by the attackers to gain access to the Police armoury at the Headquarters was totally and appropriately resisted by Police operatives on duty who repelled the attackers and prevented them from breaking-in and looting the armoury. The armoury is thus intact! Similarly, the police suffered no human casualty, apart from a police Constable who sustained a minor bullet wound on his shoulder,” the statement partly read.