Yet-to-be identified gunmen on Thursday stormed the Ideato South Local Government Area Police Headquarters in Dikenafai, Imo State, and bombed the place.
The armed men freed the detainees held in the station.
According to reports, the hoodlums arrived in large numbers and used explosive devices to set part of the police station ablaze.
The explosives destroyed the administrative office, the Divisional Police Officer’s office, and the reception desk.
Chairman of Ideato South LGA Interim Management Committee, Pastor Bede Ikeaka, expressed shock at the incident.
Imo Police Command spokesman, Michael Abattam, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said he was yet to be briefed.
Fortunately, it was learnt that local vigilante group in the area caught some of the detainees as they tried to escape.