The Magistrate court and other buildings in the premises where the secretariat of Idemili Local Government Area in Ogidi, Anambra state is situated have been razed by unknown arsonists.
Eyewitness account said that the incident happened on Sunday night as the hoodlums destroyed files and properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.
While the entire buildings were left in ruins, vehicles parked inside the local government secretariat were also razed.
The Anambra police command have confirmed the unfortunate incident that happened in the wee hours of Sunday.
Speaking on the incident, the command’s spokesman DSP Ikenga Tochukwu described the incident as the handiwork of unidentified arsonists in the state.
“Eyewitnesses who didn’t want their names mentioned said that the hoodlums carried out the dastardly act late Sunday night ”
DSP Tochukwu mentioned that policemen arrived on the scene as soon as they got the information, saying police operatives were there to restore normalcy.
In another attack close to the local government secretariat, the office of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), was badly torched.
The main office building and several shuttle buses used by the company for their operations were all destroyed completely.
Reacting to this DSP tochukwu stated that no life was lost in both attacks, the command’s spokesman regretted that several buildings and vehicles were destroyed
He explained that it took the intervention of the police to contain the attacks, thus reducing the level of damage that would have occurred.
Ikenga, however, said the command has deployed a team of operatives in the area for heavy surveillance operation and with a view to restoring normalcy.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Professor Charles Soludo, visited the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who is being remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja and days after attacks are being launched on government properties in the state.
Meanwhile Governor Soludo, who shared pictures of himself and Kanu via his verified social media handle on Saturday night, said the IPOB leader was against the attacks and killings by gunmen in the South East.
He said that Kanu wished he could address the attacks and killings in the Southeast region.