A police station has been burnt to the ground in Imo State, south-east Nigeria, as separatist pressures grow in the region.
This is coming less than 48 hours after the Owerri mayhem where about 1,844 inmates escaped from a correctional facility after gunmen besieged the police headquarters and prisons.,
Sources say police officers fled their duty posts when the station, located in Ehime Mbano LGA was attacked by gunmen.
The gunmen were also said to have freed the detained persons at the police station.
Imo police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident, saying no death was recorded during the invasion.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that the police facility was attacked today by bandits. No casualty on the part of police, no loss of arms, but three vehicles were burnt in the process,” he said
The attack on the police station comes hours after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the state for an assessment of the damage done during Monday’s attack.
It also comes after the outgone Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered that members of IPOB and the Eastern security Network be ruthlessly crushed.