Some unknown gunmen on Friday night invaded Agwa Divisional Police headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State, and killed four officers.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that two male officers were shot dead while two female police officers were burnt to death.
A source said one of the slain officers was only two weeks old in the police force.
The assailants also burnt vehicles in the compound of the police station, including the one belonging to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
The development, which happened around 11 pm, caused panic in the area.
The hoodlums reportedly came in three vehicles; a tipper vehicle and two sienna cars and started shooting indiscriminately.
It is understood that reinforcement has been made and the state commissioner of police, Muhammed Berde, was being expected.
Since late 2020, insecurity in Nigeria’s southeast region, especially Imo and Anambra states, has reached a disturbing level. While authorities blame the criminal activities on the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the outlawed group has always distanced itself from the mindless killings.