Gunmen have attacked a police station in Uzoakoli, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday.
The spokesman of the Abia State Police Command, Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the attack.
According to reports, the gunmen razed the station, overpowered the policemen on duty and released suspects in custody. It is however not clear if they invaded the police armoury.
Ogbonna said an investigation has commenced to unravel the perpetrators of the attack, adding that no group has claimed responsibility yet.
This comes on the heels of a similar attack on the Zonal Police Headquarters, Zone13, Ukpo, Anambra State.