Five police officers are currently fighting for their lives after gunmen attacked Iwollo Police Division in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State and razed down the station in the early hours Tuesday.
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, who confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said he was already on ground to ascertain the level of destruction and casualties.
“More information will be pushed out to the public as soon as we conclude our preliminary investigation,” he said.
However, an eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity said the hoodlums attacked the division in their large numbers in the wee hours of the day.
The eyewitness said that the attack threw the entire Iwollo community into fear and panic throughout the night.
“They succeeded in completely razing down the buildings in the divisional station.
“The hoodlums might have also killed probably five gallant police personnel that confronted them when they attacked”
Recall that on the 21 of April, unknown gunmen shot two police operatives dead during an attack on Adani Police Station in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The security situation in the South Eastern part of the country has continued to deteriorate with security facilities the main target.