Hoodlums have set the Aboh Mbaise Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State ablaze.
Residents and police officers panicked as the hoodlums carried out the arson on Thursday. The officers were said to have fled for their lives.
State police spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the attack.
The hoodlums, who were carrying inflammable objects, threw them at the police formation and ignited the environment, The Nation reported.
The development caused panic in the area, as the police officers on guard, suspects and residents ran into nearby bushes, with several sustaining injuries.
No riffle was lost in the incident but files and documents belonging to the police were burnt to ashes, reports say.
The attackers did not bother gaining access into the police facility as they fled after throwing canons at the police formation and watched it burn.