Unknown gunmen attacked the Ihiala divisional headquarters with explosives in the early hours of Wednesday, December 28, setting the building ablaze.
In a statement released, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, says police officers at the facility engaged the gunmen in a fierce gun battle and recovered an Ak-47 rifle from them. He said the culprits took to their heels during the crossfire
“Our operatives in the early hours of today engaged some gunmen who attacked Ihiala police divisional headquarters and recovered one abandoned AK-47 rifle.
The gunmen escaped the scene due to the superior fire of the police operatives although no casualty was recorded.
Unfortunately, the explosives the gunmen threw inside the police station had already ignited fire that affected the building.” Ikenga said