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Gunmen Set Secretariat On Fire In Governor Soludo’s LGA

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Gunmen have burnt down the secretariat in Aguata Local Government Area of  Anambra State, where Governor Charles Soludo hails from.

Daily Trust gathered that the gunmen, who rode on motorbikes, used a truck to block the road, after which they entered the secretariat, and set it ablaze.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said several shops inside the council secretariat were also burnt.

He said minutes after the arsonists left, soldiers came in to arrest some indigenes.

“My house is just opposite the secretariat, we experienced everything that happened. Right now, I’m under my bed with my children, everyone is so afraid.”

“We are not sure yet if there were casualties, but soldiers are already arresting youths of our community,” the resident said.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of Anambra State Police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said there was a fire incident and rescue workers had been mobilised to the scene.

“We have also contacted the men of the Anambra Fire Service to put off the fire, and for now I can only say that details are still very sketchy.”

“I can not talk to you about casualty figures now, that will be after we have secured the place,” he said.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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