The Enugu State Police Command has debunked reports that a police station in the state was burnt down by suspected hoodlums.
Ebere Amaraizu, the Public Relations Officer, Enugu Police Command, made the rebuttal in a statement issued on Sunday.
It was reported that some gunmen had attacked Ikirike Police Station and reportedly burnt down the station.
The command, however, acknowledged that some hoodlums that pretended to come to report a matter when they suddenly attacked the station located within Enugu South Local Government Area at about 8 a.m.
The police command noted that its operatives were able to successfully repel the attack.
The statement read: “It was an incident which has to do with attack by some people suspected to be hoodlums, who had come with the pretence of laying complaint in the early hours of today. Under that guise, they attacked our men.
“Although, there was no death among police personnel on duty in the station, but our injured personnel are responding to treatment.
“The quick intervention of reinforcement team as dispatched by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, could not give the hoodlums the opportunity to have the upper hand,’’ he said.
The statement noted that the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, had already directed an investigation into the incident with a view to unmasking the culprits.