The headquarters of the Idemili North Local Government Area in Ogidi, Anambra, was set ablaze in the early hours of Monday, according to police.
In a phone chat with newsmen on Monday in Awka, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Anambra State Police Command, verified the event.
Arsonists struck the council’s offices at 2 a.m. today, he added.
According to Ikenga, the indigenous and security officers worked together to resist the perpetrators from setting the secretariat ablaze.
“At this time, security officers are still on scene, and we have the situation under control.”
Ikenga also added, “I must add that the indigenous were helpful in dealing with the incident, as some of them aided security officers in repelling the invaders.”
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A source, however, told newsmen that the arsonists attacked Idemili North Local Government Area headquarters burning down buildings within the complex.
The source also said the Magistrate’s Court building and office of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, within the complex were also affected by the inferno.
He also said that operational vehicles parked in the premises were destroyed.
He said no human casualty was recorded during the attack.
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Ikenga further said enough security personnel were also drafted to the area as well as fire fighters who quickly put out the fire and restored normalcy in the area.