Crime Watch

Gunmen Set Ablaze Courts, Police Station In Imo Community

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Gunmen have razed down a magistrate court, high court and a divisional police station in Atta community, Njaba local government area of Imo State.

According to sources in the community who spoke to Channels Television, the attack took place in the late hours of Friday when people had gone to bed.

The attack was accompanied by long hours of sporadic gunshots in the community, generating panic among residents.

Community members said they noticed that the courts and police station had been set ablaze on Saturday morning.

The police station was still under construction and no lives were reportedly lost.

Some calm have returned to the community with the presence of security operatives, residents said.

Efforts to get a reaction from the police proved abortive as calls made to the police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, were unanswered as at the time of filing this report.

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