Fear overwhelmed Imo State on Tuesday morning as Irete youths razed the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area Divisional Police headquarters located at Ishinweke town.

NEWSNAIJA learned that the setting ablaze of the police station was a side- shoot of the alleged killing of a youth in the area by a police officer.

It was  also gathered that two other police officers  sustained injuries in the incident.

When contacted,  Orlando Ikeokwu,  a police spokesperson in the state, he confirmed the incident.

The spokesperson  said that policemen who went for an arrest in the area were attacked by the youths.

He further stated that two policemen were injured, adding that the youths freed a suspect.

The PPRO said a flying bullet hit one of the youths and he later died in a hospital.

Ikeokwu said more policemen had been deployed to the station, adding that the state Commissioner of police, Narisu Muhammed, had ordered investigation into the arson and manslaughter incident.