Divisional Police Headquarters in Ebonyi attack by gunmen free detainees

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Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was attacked by unknown gunmen.

The incident, which happened on Monday morning, plunged the area into chaos as residents and officers scampered for safety as the gunmen also freed persons hitherto detained in the station.

The spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, Loveth Odah, confirmed the attack to DAILY POST.

She said the command has sent officers to the affected station.

She was unable to give details of the attack, however, according to reports, operational vehicles were also set ablaze by the hoodlums while some officers sustained bullet wounds.

DAILY POST reports that the attack may not be unconnected to the current unrest in some parts of the southeast following the declaration of a sit-at-home order by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

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