Gunmen attacked a police station in Imo State, Nigeria, Friday night, killing four officers. 

The assailants were said to have stormed the Agwa Divisional Police Headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area of the state in three vehicles – a tipper truck and two Sienna vans – around 10 o’clock and immediately opened fire on the station.

The four policemen were killed in the process.

The gunmen also razed to the ground a section of the station and burnt police vehicles packed in the premises.

A resident, who didn’t give his name, said he heard several gunshots in the night at the police station but didn’t know the number of officers killed in the attack.

“It was this morning that we came out and saw corpses of policemen there,” he said. “I am not sure how many  of them were killed but I saw up to four (corpses).”

This attack came barely 24 hours after armed men also attacked the residence of a police officer in Orogwe, a community in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state. 

Two gunmen were killed in that attack.

Last week, gunmen invaded the same Orogwe community, killing seven security guards.

The Nigerian government has accused the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra , IPOB, of masterminding the deadly attacks in the southeastern part of the country. 

But IPOB has repeatedly denied their involvement in the attacks.


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