Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Just In: Unknown Gunmen Raze Down LG Secretariat, Magistrate Court in Anambra


Suspected arsonists have burnt down Idemili North Local Government secretariat in Ogidi and a Magistrate Court in the area.

Yesterday attacked Oko, shot and killed an unarmed, plain clothed policeman travelling on his bike.

They also attacked 3.3 estate Nkwelle and was repelled by the security attached to the estate.

Sources said the arsonists entered the premises on Sunday night to perpetuate the act, burning down all files, properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.

Videos and pictures circulating online showed that the entire buildings were reduced to rubbles, while vehicles parked inside the Local Government secretariat were also burnt to ashes.

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The State Police Command has also confirmed the development, attributing it to unidentified arsonists.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the State Police Command said: “Yes, the incident was confirmed, and our men were there to restore normalcy.

“Right now, the fire has been put off, and calm has been restored to the area,” Ikenga told newsmen.

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