It was a bloody night in Imo as gunmen attacked the Agwa Divisional Police headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area of the state, killing at least four officers.
This is even as the gunmen invaded the house of a resident identified only as Ejike, shot him dead and shot his wife before fleeing.
The development has caused panic in the area as natives and residents expressed shock.
Sources in the community who do not want to mentioned disclosed that they struck around 10- 11pm in three vehicles.
“It was this morning that we heard that they were criminals and they attacked the police division, killed four policemen and burnt vehicles there.”
Another source said he was in his house when he started hearing sounds of gunshots and he didn’t bother coming outside.
He said, “I was already inside when I started hearings sounds of gunshots. I didn’t bother coming outside because it was safer to stay indoors than to come outside.
“It was this morning that we heard that the Agwa Divisional Police headquarters was attacked. Four policemen were killed. Two male officers were shot dead while two female police officers were burnt to death.
“Part of the building were the female officers were was burnt. Vehicles at the division, including the one belonging to the DPO were burnt. They also went to the house of an Okada man known as Ejike, shot him dead and shot his wife. His wife is alive.”
Another person said that his people were living in fear, calling on the government to rescue the situation.
He said, “We are living in fears. We don’t sleep with our eyes closed anymore. It is one problem or the other. We don’t even know the reason for this heinous crime. Two female police officers roasted and the two others killed in cold blood. This is anti- human.