A yet to be identified gunmen have killed at least eight policemen in Ohafia local government area in Abia State, 9news Nigeria reports.
9news Nigeria gathered that the gunmen stormed Ohafia in a broad daylight, shooting sporadically before overpowering the policemen on duty.
As at the time of filing this report, effort by 9news Nigeria to speak with Abia Police Command proved abortive as text messages sent to them were not replied.
9news Nigeria recalls that unknown Gunmen on Saturday night stormed the Isiala Mbano Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State.
The gunmen, who freed suspects held in the detention facility, invaded the divisional headquarters armoury and carted away arms.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen on arrival condoned off the Divisional Headquarters located at Umueze Road and opened fire.
“On arrival, the suspects sacked policemen on duty, freed suspects, invaded the arms storage department of the facility before setting it ablaze.”
While 9news Nigeria had yet to confirm if any life was lost, there are fear of high casualties from the attack.
According to The Punch, the gunmen did not flee as they stayed by and supervised the burning of the police facility.
The source, who does not want his name in print said, “The gunmen came, condoned of the divisional headquarters and immediately opened fire on the policemen on duty. This was after they had freed all the suspects and collected all the arms. Afterwards, they set it ablaze using petrol to ignite fire. This is very unfortunate.”