2 days after Soludo met with Nnamdi Kanu, attackers burn down Anambra LG secretariat, raze magistrate court

Suspected arsonists have burnt down Idemili North Local Government secretariat in Ogidi and a Magistrate Court in the area.

Sources said the arsonists entered the premises on Sunday night to perpetuate the act, burning down all files, properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.

Videos and pictures circulating online showed that the buildings were reduced to rubble, while vehicles parked inside the local lovernment secretariat were also burnt to ashes.

The State Police Command has also confirmed the development, attributing it to unidentified arsonists.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the State Police Command said: “Yes, the incident was confirmed, and our men were there to restore normalcy.

“Right now, the fire has been put off, and calm has been restored to the area.”

Recent attacks in the South-East have been blamed on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its Eastern Security Network (ESN) militia. But the group was yet to claim responsibility for Sunday’s arson.

The attack came two days after Anambra governorship, Charles Soludo, met with incarcerated IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.

Soludo said Kanu condemned the spate of attacks in the region.

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