Unknown Gun Men Set Another Police Station On Fire In Abia

Hoodlums have burnt down a Police Station in Bende Local Government of Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. Daily Trust Newspaper gathered that unidentified gunmen stormed a Police Station in Bende Local Government of Abia State and burnt it down into ashes.

Daily Trust gathered that yet to be identified gunmen stormed the police station in the early hours of Thursday morning and burnt down the Police Station. The attackers were said to have burnt all the vehicles parked in the station before razing down the building.

The police station is situated at the outer gate of the Local Government Area headquarters and less than 10 metres from the Local Government Area field.

“We heard series of gunshots, and when we rushed outside, we saw the station on fire,” a resident said.

The incident happened less than six hours after Governor Okezie Ikpeazu left Bende Local Government Area headquarters where a civic reception was held for the immediate past House of Representatives member who represented Bende Federal Constituency, Hon. Nnenna Ukeje.

The attack on Bende Police Station comes less than a week after gunmen razed down the Ubani Market Police station, still in Bende Local Government Area of the state. Unfortunately, The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) has been blamed for these attacks by Nigerian securities forces, but the group has denied being responsible for such attacks.

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