Gunmen have attacked and set ablaze another police station in Imo State — the second time in two days.
The police station, located in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, was burnt down on Tuesday afternoon.
It was gathered that police officers took to their heels when the gunmen invaded the station.
The gunmen were also said to have freed the detained persons at the police station.
Orlando Ikeokwu, Imo State Police Command spokesperson, confirmed the attack on the police division to NAN.
He, however, added that no death was recorded during the invasion.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that the police facility was attacked today by bandits. No casualty on the part of police, no loss of arms, but three vehicles were burnt in the process,” he said.
The attack on the police station comes hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the state for an assessment of the damage done during Monday’s attack.
The police command headquarters and a correctional centre in Owerri, Imo state capital, were attacked in the early hours of Monday.
Some inmates were freed while buildings and vehicles were razed during the attacks.
The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) had said over 1,800 inmates escaped from custody, while the police accused members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of being behind the attacks.