Hoodlums Suspected to IPOB Gang have attacked the Ubani Market Police station in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State. The Ubani Police Station which was named after the former IGP, Mike Okiro, is located in Umuahia North Local Government Area, few distance away from the state capital.
We gathered that no Life was lost in the incident but a police officer was injured while repelling the hoodlums, as policemen had relocated from the place days before the armed men invaded the station in the wee hours of Sunday and that officers working at the station were moved to a station at nearby TradeMoore housing Estate.
The Abia police spokesman, Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident. said the hoodlums came in one Hummer Bus, a Toyota Sienna and a motorcycle but debunked report the police station was razed by the hoodlums, confirmed a policeman sustain injury.
He also said no gun was stolen away from the police officers and confirmed the hoodlums entered the station and burnt some of the documents in the offices. He said two vehicles and two motorcycles within the premises of the station were burnt.
As at the time of filing this report, residents of Umuahia observed heavy presence of security agencies, causing apprehension
This is the latest attack on a police facility since the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the armed wing of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), launched its campaign of violence earlier in the year.
The lives of many security operatives have been cut short in the line of duty. .