Joint security operatives on Thursday night, repelled an attack on Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State, killing no fewer than eight of the hoodlums.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that seven vehicles that the attackers came with for the attack were recovered by the security operatives.
The military reportedly sent reinforcement from the 34 artillery brigade, Obinze, Owerri, as the gun battle continued for several hours.
A resident who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said the situation caused panic in the area as people scampered for safety.
He added that the unknown gunmen earlier set an armoured vehicle ablaze before getting to the headquarters.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that non of the security operatives was killed during the attack that lasted for several hours.