Officers of the Nigerian Police on Thursday night fled the Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State as hoodlums attacked and burnt down the police facility.
Sources told The PUNCH that the hoodlums who were carrying inflammable objects threw them at the police formation and ignited the environment.
The development caused tension in the area, as the policemen on guard, suspects, and natives ran into nearby bushes.
The source said, “This is very strange. Fleeing hoodlums have just razed Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police headquarters. They didn’t bother going into the compound. They just threw ignitable objects on the Divisional headquarters and drove off few minutes after it caught fire.
“All the policemen on duty including suspects who were being detained ran into the nearby bushes. Locals also fled their homes as the fire raged. We have not seen this one before.”
Confirming the attack, a police spokesperson for the state command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said no policeman was lost to the incident.
Naija News reports that Police stations in the South-east have experienced attacks from hoodlums in recent times.