The Imo state Police command successfully repelled an attack on its headquarters on Sunday morning.
Several gunshots rang out in Owerri as Police officers exchanged bullets with the hoodlums. This caused panic and tension in the area. It was gathered that one of the attackers was killed by security operatives during the attack.
While security operatives took over almost all the streets and roads in the state capital, residents who were on their way for early morning church services scampered for safety.
Those who were in their house planning to attend church services or catch up with early morning appointments stayed back. Eyewitness reports indicate that gunshots were heard in the following areas; Amakohia, World Bank, MCC, New Owerri and Control Post.
Confirming the incident, Police PRO, Bala Elkana revealed that security operatives successfully repelled the gunmen adding that calm is being restored to the area.
“Hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen attempted an attack on the Police Headquarters this morning but suffered a huge defeat. They made effort to access the Police Headquarters through Works Layout around Avan Nursery and Primary School but were vehemently repelled.”, Elkana revealed.