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Gunmen Burn Anambra Council Secretariat, Kill Security Guard

It was learnt that the gunmen also razed the secretariat, which has generated tension and fear in the area.

One of the security guards attached to the secretariat of Nnewi South Local Government Area in Ukpor, Anambra State has been killed by gunmen on Thursday.
 
It was learnt that the gunmen also razed the secretariat, which has generated tension and fear in the area.

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A Facebook user, Ugochukwu Nduaguba, believed to be resident in the area, said the buildings in the secretariat were on fire.


“It’s terrible. All the buildings are on fire. I pray God to take control,” Mr Nduagha said.


Anambra Police Command spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident, said he had not ascertained the number of casualties yet.
 
Ikenga said operatives had been deployed to the area while men of the State Fire Service were already on the ground to put out the fire.
 
Tochukwu, who described the incident as an arson attack, said the state police commissioner had visited the scene to assess the situation.

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