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Gunmen Attack Anambra LG Secretariat, Burn Police Station

“DPO must go. He has (over)stayed in Anaocha for over 15 years,” hoodlums said before torching the police station in Anambra.

Hoodlums numbering about 30 on Thursday morning burnt a part of  Anaocha Local Government Headquarters in Neni, Anambra State.

The hoodlums who were said to be heavily armed also set ablaze the Neni Police station in in the same local government area.

It was gathered that the attack occured between 3am and 4am on Thursday. A source in the area said the hoodlums were shouting: “DPO must go. He has overstayed. He has stayed in Anaocha for over 15 years.”

The source said the hoodlums alleged that Anaocha Police Station had become another SARS station, where many despicable things were happening.

The state command’s Public Relations Officer(PPRO), SP Tochukwu Ikenga

confirmed the incident.

He stated that though the hoodlums attacked the police station with IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), they however, did not take away any arms, and did not abduct any police personnel.

He said: “The hoodlums were successfully repelled  by the superior fire-power of the police operatives who engaged them and forced them to flee.

“Police operations has begun in the area to fish out those responsible for the attack. We assure that the police would leave no stone unturned to ensure that those behind it are brought to book.”

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka 

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