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Attacks on South-East Police stations by unknown gunmen

Enugu Metro has opened a diary of attacks on south-east region police stations by unknown gunment since January 2021.

Although the attacks began from Enugu State in August 2020, as we previously reported, their scale and tempo have significantly increased.

The attacks touched Police, prisons and military stations in all the five States of the region, forcing citizens to ask governments in the region to convene a security summit to deal with the problem.

The table will continue to be updated, so visit here often to see the latest statistics.

Diary of Attacks

STATEDATELOCATIONTARGETCASUALTYMOTIVE
8 JanuaryEbonyiOnueke Police Station, Ezza South LGAPolice3 police officers reported deadUnknown at this time
1 February 2021AbiaOmoba Police StationPolice1 police officer reported deadUnknown at this time
4 February 2021 Police Division, Isu, Onicha LGAPoliceNo casualty, police station burntUnknown at this time
5 February 2021ImoPolice Division, Umuolowo, Obowo LGAPolice2 police officers reported deadUnknown at this time
23 February 2021AbiaPolice Division, Abayi, xxxLGAPolice2 police officers reported deadUnknown at this time
25 FebruaryImoDivisional Police Station, Abo-MbaisePoliceNo casualties, police station burntUnknown at this time
1 March 2021EbonyiDivisional Police Station, Iboko, Izzi LGAPoliceNo casualtiesUnknown at this time
9 MarchImoPolice Station, Ihitte-Uboma LGAPoliceNo casualty, police station burntUnknown at this time
18 MarchAnambraPolice Checkpoint, Neni, Anaocha LGAPolice1 police officer reported deadUnknown at this time
19 MarchAnambraNanka, ambush of officers and prisoners from Ekwulobia PrisonCorrectional Service2 officers reported deadUnknown at this time
22 MarchAbiaAbiriba Police StationPolice3 police officers reported deadUnknown at this time
24 MarchAbiaAriaria Military Checkpoint manned by soldiers from 144 Battalion in AbaMilitaryConflicting reports of casualtiesState Govt. suspects political violence from upcoming election
5 April 2021ImoImo Police Command & State Correctional Service, OwerriPolice & Correctional Service30 police vehicles burntState Governor has blamed IPOB for the attack. IPOB did not claim responsibility

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