According to the commissioner, the attack on the police station was not totally successful as the gunmen failed to gain full access to the station.
Meanwhile, the injured police officer is currently receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.
Several police formations and divisions in Ebonyi State have in recent times come under various forms of attack by gunmen, resulting in the destruction of properties and death of personnel.
As at the time of filling in this report, all efforts to get a reaction from the State Commissioner of Police, Garba Aliyu and the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah prove abortive as none of them answered their telephone calls.
Hours after, the hoodlums regrouped, re-invaded the station and set it ablaze, including several vehicles that were parked as exhibits at the station’s premises.
The spate of attacks on security officials in the South-east, which has complicated the security challenges in the region, prompted the five states in the region to convene a security summit recently where they all agreed to set up a joint security outfit.
He said one officer lost his life while another police officer on duty sustained injuries, adding that the gunmen carried sophisticated arms.