Okigwe South Police Area Command Headquarters in Orieagu, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State was attacked by some gunmen on Monday evening.
It was learnt that the unknown gunmen arrived Monday evening around 7:00pm and one police officer challenged them and he was shot at.
Then the gunmen started firing and the police tried to attack them back but the gunmen overpowered the police.
No fewer than five policemen were shot dead and one officer was abducted by the gunmen.
The Assailant also freed some suspects in the station and left with them some of the police weapons.
An anonymous from the community said that the incidents really caused panic to the community as some villagers ran into the bushes during the incident for the safety of their lives.
The command has commenced an investigation into the incident.
By our Reporter.