Two officers were injured when gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Otoko Divisional Police Headquarters in the Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State.
The police Divisional headquarters is situated on the Owerri – Umuahia Express Road.
Community sources told our correspondent that the attack started at about 3am and lasted for many hours.
A source said the sounds of the weapons being used were terrifying, as many ran into the bushes while others took cover in their houses.
Police Officers were said to have engaged the gunmen in a gun duel before they ran away.
The injured policemen have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment, our correspondent gathered.
The Public Relations Officer, CSP Mike Abattam, when contacted. confirmed the incident, saying the command has launched an investigation into the incident.