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Gunmen Burns Down Police Headquarters In Anambra

Some yet-to-be-identified assailants have burnt down the Divisional Police Headquarters in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The incident, which happened Wednesday morning, has caused tension and uncertainty in Ihiala community.

The assailants in a large number stormed the police facility and started shooting sporadically, thereby scaring police officers on duty away, before setting the building on fire.

The motive behind the development could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, and it was not also clear if the hoodlums went away with police ammunition.

Casualty figures have not yet been ascertained but it was gathered that the fire destroyed the building, property, and official documents.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Ikenga said, “Our operatives in the early hours of today 28/12/2022 engaged some gunmen who attacked Ihiala police divisional headquarters and recovers one abandoned Ak47 rifle. The gunmen escaped the scene due to the superior fire of the police operatives, and no casualty was recorded.

“Unfortunately, the explosives the gunmen threw inside the police station building had already ignited a fire and affected the building.

“Operation is still ongoing in the area, further details shall be communicated.”

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