Gunmen on Friday night attacked Obowo Divisional Police Headquarters, located at Umulowe autonomous community area of Imo State and killed two policemen who were on duty.
The hoodlums also injured three other cops who resisted them from gaining access into the headquarters.
It was learnt on Saturday that the incident caused panic in the area.
This is even as security operatives drafted from the command’s headquarters in Owerri, had taken over the area.
A source told The PUNCH that the hoodlums who operated in a vehicle met stiff opposition from policemen who were on duty when they tried to gain access into the police premises.
Displeased by the cops’ action who resisted them, the hoodlums opened fire at the officers, killing two policemen while three were shattered by their gun bullets.
It was also gathered that one of the hoodlums was killed in the gun duel but the hoodlums drove off with the corpse of their member.
The source said, “Two policemen died in the incident. Three were wounded. One of the hoodlums was also killed but they drove off with him. The policemen who were killed were the ones who repelled them. It was an unfortunate development.”
He also said that the three other policemen who were wounded during the incident had been discharged from a local hospital where they were rushed and transferred to a better hospital in the state capital.
Ikeokwu said that the command had drafted cracked teams of detectives in the area and had commenced investigation.
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