By Leonard Okachie
Umuahia, April 19, 2021
The Abia Police Command has confirmed Monday’s attack on the Uzuakoli Divisional Police Station in Bende Local Government Area.
This is as President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, April 19, 2021, received Acting Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba in State House, Abuja.
The meeting between the President and the new Inspector General is the first of such formal meetings since the appointment of Baba when the President was in London, and is coming at a time when the Police is facing challenges, especially of attacks on its facilities by unknown gunmen.
SP Godfrey Ogbonna, the Spokesman of the Abia Police command told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia that the incident happened at about 3 am.
He said that no life was lost and that operatives at the command repelled the assailants and stopped them from gaining access to the armoury.
“They used dynamite and rocket launcher to burn down the building, including private and official vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles parked on the premises,” he said.
Ogbonna said that the command had commenced investigation into the attack.