Police have confirmed the attack on its formation by gunmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Capital, which left an operative dead.
The spokesperson of the Nigeria police, Ebonyi State Command, DSP Loveth Odah, said the attack happened at the Obiozara Police Station on Thursday in Ohaozara Local Government Area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Odah as saying that the gunmen invaded the station in their numbers in the early hours of the day and started shooting sporadically.
A witness, Mr Emmanuel Onuh, said the attackers invaded the station around 3am and began to set some parts of the building on fire.
“They shot one inspector dead and burnt down the office of the Divisional Police Officer and Administrative Block”, according to spokesman.