Gunmen Bomb Nigerian Police Facility, Set Inmates Free

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Gunmen have bombed the Ihiala Police Divisional Headquarters in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, south-east Nigeria.

The attack happened on Wednesday at about 3:00 a.m., residents told PREMIUM TIMES.

The gunmen were said to have thrown improvised explosive devices into the facility, which razed a building inside the station.

An indigene of the area, Uju Okafor, said the bombing and sporadic shootings by the gunmen did not allow them to sleep during the attack.

“I was very scared when I started hearing of the heavy shootings and bomb explosions,” she said.

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Mr Okafor said it was later in the morning that they realised that the attack was carried out at the police facility.

Chinonso Okoye, another indigene of the area, told PREMIUM TIMES that the gunmen set some inmates free during the attack.

“It was very early this morning that the gunmen started shooting and throwing bombs. We heard they released some people in the police cell,” he said.

The police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack in a statement on Wednesday.

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