Gunmen numbering about 15 on Thursday, attacked the Ojoto Police station in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was learnt that one Inspector of Police was reportedly killed in the attack.
A source, who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the police operatives on duty fought back and repelled the hoodlums, thereby preventing them from burning down the station.
“The hoodlums zoomed off when our men (police) fought back and warded them off.
The source said the hoodlums came in three Sienna vehicles.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said he would not comment on the incident until after visiting the place.
He said: “I’m planning to visit the area. I will not respond until after visiting the place.
A Senior Police Officer in the State, who also spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the incident to Journalists.
He said “We lost one Inspector on Thursday again.