Some gunmen suspected to be Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) militants on Sunday have attacked and burnt down the police and the Department of State Services headquarters in Nnewi, Anambra State.
According to reports, the attacked occured on Sunday afternoon.
Unspecified number of people have been reportedly killed during the attack while several others were injured.
It was gathered that when the Gunmen stormed the offices, they overpowered personnel and set fire to the facilities.
The attackers said they don’t want to see any Nigerian flag standing in the area, “an eyewitness reportedly said.
DAILY GIST could not ascertain the number of those killed or injured as at the time of filing in this report.
Anambra State recently has recorded widespread of violence in the buildup to the November governorship election
Gunmen had attacked the convoy of a federal lawmaker representing the state, Chris Emeka Azubogu.
A police officer and the driver of the lawmaker were killed while a police station was set on fire.
Azubogu, who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) few hours before the incident, was not in the convoy when the assailant struck.
Two days before the attack, seven persons, including, Dr Chike Akunyili, widower of Dr Dora Akunyili, former Director-General of the National Agency for Food Administration and Drug Control (NAFDAC), were murdered in broad daylight by unknown gunmen
Dethroned traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri, Alex Edozieuno, was murdered weeks before the killing of Akunyili.
Edozieuno was killed along Ezu Bridge, Otuocha in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra.
Andy Uba, governorship candidate of the APC in Anambra, on Saturday suspended the flag-off of his campaign due to the killings.
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been on rampage not just in Anambra but across the South East.
Its however not clear if the killings in Anambra have political undertone or IPOB is behind them.
Currently, banners and bill boards bearing campaign massages are being pulled down while branded campaign vehicles are hardly seen on the streets.
Nigerian flags have also been removed in some public and government buildings for fear of the attack by gunmen.
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