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Hoodlums attack council HQs, burn police station in Anambra

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Hoodlums attack council HQs, burn police station in Anambra

Suspected hoodlums have set ablaze the Neni Police Station in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Armed assailants also allegedly ignited flames at the Anaocha Local Government Headquarters, chanting hostile songs directed at the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).

A few days earlier, gunmen had attacked the Awgbu Police Station, resulting in the deaths of two officers, while another narrowly escaped.

According to sources, the assault on the local government headquarters occurred between 3 am and 4 yesterday.

It was equally gathered that the hoodlums whisked away some police operatives, including female police personnel at the police station.

The source said the hoodlums alleged that Anaocha Police Station had become another SARS station.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Anambra State Police Command, 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 whisk away any police personnel.

He said the hoodlums were successfully repelled by the superior firepower of the police operatives who engaged them and forced them to flee.

He further said the police operations were still ongoing in the area as of the time he was reacting to the development.

He promised to communicate further developments on the incident later.

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