On Thursday, October 21, men from the Imo state police command repelled an attempted attack on Isiala Mbano Police Station by armed bandits suspected of being members of the IPOB/ ESN terror organisation.
According to CSP Micahel Abattam, the command’s spokesperson, the bandits arrived at the police station in roughly five vehicles and three motorcycles, dropped petrol bombs on the roof of the already damaged structure in the Endsars incident, and then began shooting indiscriminately.
Abattam said the gallant police operatives attached to the station returned fire, engaging them in a gun duel. He said they were able to repel the bandits and in the process, they zoomed off in their vehicles and motorcycles. Due to the gallantry of the police operatives, no arm was lost.
The fire was extinguished not after causing some damages to the building. He said one of the police operatives who sustained a gunshot injury was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.