2021 and the Attacks on South East Nigeria Police in Numbers

Intensified Attacks on Policemen in South East, Nigeria
Intensified Attacks on Policemen in South East, Nigeria

Attacks on Policemen and Police stations have increased in the South East of Nigeria in recent times leaving more officers than usual dead.

January 8, 2021 – Three policemen were attacked at Onueke Police Station in Ezza South Local Government Area (LGA) in Ebonyi State

January 23, 2021 –  Two policemen were killed after gunmen invaded a police station in Aba, Abia State.

February 1, 2021 – Hoodlums razed the divisional police station at Omoba, headquarter of Isiala Ngwa South in Abia state, killing a policeman and looting the armoury.

February 4, 2021 – A police station was burnt at Isu, Onicha LGA in Ebonyi.

February 5, 2021 – Two policemen were killed at the Umulowo police division in Obowo LGA in Imo State.

February 23, 2021 – 1 policeman killed as Gunmen attacked the Abayi police station in Osisioma Ngwa LGA in Abia. The gunmen looted the armoury and set the station ablaze.

February 24, 2021 – Hoodlums killed a police officer and set a patrol vehicle ablaze in Ekwulobia, Anambra State.

February 25, 2021 – A policewoman was shot when suspected hoodlums attacked a police station in Aboh Mbaise LGA in Imo state.

March 18, 2021 – An unknown number of policemen were killed in Ekwulobia, when gunmen attacked various locations.

March 20, 2021 – Hoodlums attacked the divisional Police Headquarters at Isiala Mbano in Imo state.

March 22, 2021 – Three police officers attached to the Abiriba police division were killed in Ohafia LGA in Abia state.

March 31, 2021 –  Three policemen attached to the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Prof Charles Soludo, were killed in Isuofia, Anambra state.

April 5, 2021 – Gunmen attacked the Imo police command headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri. The armoury was looted, vehicles burnt and no fewer than 600 detainees and 1,844 inmates freed.

April 6, 2021 – Gunmen razed the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state.

April 8, 2021 –  Gunmen attacked the Mbieri Divisional Police Headquarters in Mbaitoli LGA in Imo, freeing suspects

April 14, 2021 – Three policemen attached to the Safer Highway Patrol team in Ebonyi were killed in an attack at Ogoja/ Abakaliki Express road by Nwaezenyi junction.

April 19, 2021 – Gunmen killed two policemen during an attack on the Zone 13 Police Headquarters in Ukpo, Dunukfia LGA in Anambra state.

April 21, 2021 – Unknown Gunmen Attack Enugu Divisional Police Headquarters.


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