Another police station in Imo state has been set ablaze by gunmen which makes the second in two days.

The police station, located in Ehime Mbano LGA, was burnt down on Tuesday afternoon.

Candidreporters.com gathered that the police officers took to their heels when the station was invaded by gunmen.

Some inmates were freed while buildings and vehicles were razed when the police headquarters was invaded.

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The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) had said over 1,800 inmates escaped from custody, while the police accused members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of being behind the attacks.

The gunmen were also said to have freed the detained persons at the police station.

Orlando Ikeokwu, Imo police spokesperson, was unable to confirm the incident at press time.

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The attack on the police station comes hours after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the state for an assessment of the damage done during a previous attack.

The police command headquarters and a correctional service centre in Owerri, Imo state capital, were attacked in the early hours of Monday.

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