Gun men invade Anaocha LGA, burn down police station

From Chuks Collins, Awka

Some hoodlums said to number about 30, according to eye witnesses invaded the Neni community, headquarters of Anaocha Local government.

The hoodlums were said to have set the Divisional Police Headquarters there ablaze. They also torched the nearby Anaocha Council secretariat which stood adjacent the Divisional police Headquarters, Neni.

The gangsters said to be very armed with assorted deadly weapons stormed the area around 3am today (Thursday).

They made a noisy entrance shouting, “DPO must go. He has overstayed. He has stayed in Anaocha for over 15 years.”

Another source said they whisked away some police officers including female personnel at the station.

The Anaocha divisional police Headquarters according to residents of the area has become so notorious for inhuman treatment and extra judicial conducts. They were alleged to be good at arresting citizens for a sport without any reason other than for money. That the ugly trend was alleged to be fuelled because the DPO condoned and acquiesced the misconduct.

The Anambra state Command’s Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Tochukwu Ikenga, SP
confirmed the incident.

He said that though the hoodlums attacked the police station with IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), he said they didn’t take away no arms, or whisk away any police personnel.

But that the gallant officers on duty successfully repelled them and forced them to flee.

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