The Okigwe South Area Command of the Nigerian Police in Imo State was on Monday evening razed by yet-to-be identified gun men.
This is also as the assailants killed fibe policemen and abducted one before torching the command.
police command, which is located at Orieagu in Ehime Mbano Council Area
covers Ehime Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo council areas of the state.
An eyewitness, who spoke to our correspondent by telephone, said the gun men arrived the police command in a Hummer bus.
sighting the gun men, one of the policemen on duty opened fire on them,
they returned fire and eventually overpowered the police men.
the loud reports of gunfire died down, five officers were dead and the
remaining policeman who was the first to shoot on sighting the gun men,
As at the time of this report, the Police authorities were yet to comment on the incident.
All efforts to reach the Police Spokesman, Orlando Ikeokwu proved abortive.