Four police officers have been killed in Imo state by suspected bandits in the early hours of Saturday.
The officers were attached to the divisional police headquarters in Agwa community, Oguta local government area.
The Command’s Spokesperson, Mike Abattam, said although details of the attack are still sketchy, the bandits burnt down parts of the police station and killed some officers on duty.
He said Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, visited the scene to ascertain the severity of the attack and get first-hand information.
He appealed to the people of the area to remain calm and go about their lawful engagements, assuring them that the command is on top of the situation.
In April, at least five divisional police headquarters were attacked by gunmen.
Some of the attacks have been blamed on the Indigenous People of Biafra, a group seeking the secession of the South-East from Nigeria.