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Hoodlums Set Police Station Ablaze In Anambra

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Hoodlums Set Police Station Ablaze In Anambra

It was razed down during the 2020 #ENDSARS protest in the state.

A-yet-to be identified  hoodlums reportedly burnt down the Umuchu Police Station in Aguata local government area of Anambra State in the early hours of Sunday.

It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the place at about 3am on Sunday and set the facility on fire.

The police station was recently renovated by a group in the area after it was razed down during the 2020 #ENDSARS protest in the state.

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Meanwhile, no casualty was recorded in the incident.

It would be recalled that Anambra and other states in the South-East have been under siege by unknown gunmen.

The President-General, Umuchu Progressive Union, Charles Ezeabasili, said, “This is disheartening and unfortunate. While the UIU has upgraded facilities at the police station and awaited the return of police personnel, the hoodlums are busy destroying, demolishing and burning down the facility meant for our own good. How do we progress?”

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Confirming the incident, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the attack said the station was still under renovation.

“The police station is still under renovation before the hoodlums came in the early hours today and set it ablaze. The situation is under control and calm has returned in the area. We want to use this opportunity to reach out to the people of the community to assist the police with information on the already ongoing investigation, please.”

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