Gunmen on Thursday invaded and burnt the Ugwunagbo Divisional Headquarters of the Police Force of the Abia State Command.
It was gathered the two police officers who were on duty at the time of the attack were overpowered by the gunmen who later set the premises ablaze.
It was learnt the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), who was also the target of the gunmen, escaped death as he was reportedly not in his quarters during the attack.
Unconfirmed reports said the gunmen freed suspects and carted away riffles at the station.
Sources in the area, who confirmed the attack on the police station, said the hoodlums may have considered the police station as a soft target knowing the strength of the men on the ground.
Abia Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack on the police station.