Police Stations Bombed, Prisoners Freed, Cop Kidnapped in Imo State, SE Nigeria
April 9, 2021 via amwenglish
”In the uprising that began with the call for the abolition of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police force in Nigeria, revolutionaries have burned police stations, government buildings and banks across the country. Revolutionaries have also taken actions allowing prisoners to escape to freedom..” .amwenglish
(editing note: the insurgency in Imo and Owerri are in SE Nigeria (Biafra), (which has a different racial, historical and religious context to the ongoing international Boko Haram jihadi war in the NE.) Politicians blamed each other claiming the attackers “ aim is to discredit non- violence pro-Biafra freedom fighters like MASSOB and IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra”). )
Police Station Bombed, Prisoners Freed in Ehime Mbano
The Ehime Mbano police station was bombed on Tuesday and the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters was attacked on Thursday in Imo State, Nigeria.
Barely twenty-four hours after insurgents attacked Owerri Prisons and Imo State Police Command headquarters, setting the prison on fire and freeing 1844 prisoners, another police station was razed on Tuesday April 6 in Ehime Mbano by militants.
In the last three months, no fewer than 25 police stations were burnt in the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria, while 67 pigs were killed.
The militants bombed Ehime Mbano police station, entered it and expropriated ammunition. They also freed prisoners in police custody. Three vehicles were burned.
Insurgents used explosives on Imo State Police headquarters, which shares a common perimeter fence with the prisons, destroying some parts of the buildings. Many vehicles parked in the premises were also burnt.
The attacks were the latest in the growing insurgency, targeting State facilities in the South-East of Nigeria.
Insurgents attack Mbieri police station, kidnap cop, injure others
Insurgents in the early hours of Thursday attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters situated in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, Nigeria.
Imo attack: 1,844 inmates freed from Owerri prison – NCoS …Imo attack: 1,844 inmates freed from Owerri prison – NCoS The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says the attackers of the Owerri Custodial Centre forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates on…
The militants struck around 1am and immediately liberated the prisoners in custody in the police facility.
The insurgents overpowered police with more sophisticated weapons. They took all the phones they saw, liberated the prisoners when they gained access and vandalized the police building.
Imo turning to another Borno, Nigerians lament on social …The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerriand burnt all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters. The hoodlums further freed the suspects in the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command and made an attempt to loot the police armoury in the state.
The militants kidnapped one police officer and injured two other cops.
Six Divisional Police Headquarters have been attacked between February and April in Nigeria, apart from the state Police Command headquarters and Owerri Correctional Center which were attacked on Monday, respectively, with 1,884 inmates released and over 50 vehicles burnt.
Insurgents also attacked a military base at Ukwuorji on the Owner-Onitsha Expressway, burnt a soldier in a car and razed four other operational vehicles belonging to the military.
Several police stations have been attacked in southeastern Nigeria since January, with large amounts of ammunition stolen. No groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The other Police divisions attacked in the state within two months are Obowo, Aboh Mbaise, Ihitte/ Uboma, Isiala Mbano and the Ehime Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters.
The frequency of armed attacks on police and liberations of prisoners in Nigeria demonstrate the advantage that revolutionary forces currently hold over the demoralized police and military in Nigeria.
- Police Station Bombed, Prisoners Freed, Cop Kidnapped in Imo State, Nigeria Published April 9, 2021 The Ehime Mbano police station was bombed on Tuesday and the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters was attacked on Thursday in Imo State, Nigeria.
- Armed Militants Burn Prison, Free 1,844 Prisoners, Bomb Police Headquarters in Owerri, Nigeria Published April 7, 2021 A major uprising broke out on April 5 in Owerri, Imo State, as thousands of prisoners from Owerri Correctional Center were freed, after heavily armed insurgents attacked the prison.