Gunmen attacked and killed two (2) Officers who were on duty in Umuguma Police Station, Owerri West area of Imo State yesterday, Saturday,  19th March, 2022.

According to an eyewitness, the criminals came in two (2)Toyota Hilux vehicles and attacked the station with an explosive device before getting inside to kill the officers.

The eyewitness told our reporter that the two officers were later found dead after the attackers left after attacking the police station.Police

FASNEWS learnt that while one of the officers was killed and cut with a machete, the other victim died at a water dispensing stand after being shot in one of his legs while trying to escape.

No fewer than 12 vehicles parked at the police station and the roof of the station were burnt by the explosives used in attacking the station.

Confirming the incident, Imo State Police Command Image Maker, CSP Michael Abattam, said the criminals were repelled by the officers on guard.

“I can confirm that there was an attack on the Umuguma station, but the criminals were immediately repelled and we have mounted serious manhunt for the criminals who are now on the run”, Abattam said.

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