Days After Soludo's Inauguration, Gunmen Launch Deadly Attack In Anambra

Days After Soludo's Inauguration, Gunmen Launch Deadly Attack In Anambra

  • The Secretariat of Nnewi South LGA in Anambra was set ablaze by terrorists on Thursday, March 31
  • During the deadly attack which took place on the morning of Thursday, one person was confirmed dead
  • The worrisome development is coming days after Charles Soludo was inaugurated as the new governor of the state

Nnewi South LGA, Anambra - Gunmen on Thursday, March 31, set ablaze the Secretariat of Nnewi South local government area in Ukpor Anambra, killing one citizen.

The disturbing news was confirmed by the spokesman of the police in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, who, however, stated that he cannot ascertain the number of casualties at the moment, The Nation reports.

But Tochukwu noted that officers have been deployed to the area while men of the State Fire Service were already at the scene to put out the inferno.

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The spokesman of the police command in the state said the attack was a case of arson (Photo: Nigerian Police Force)
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Added to this, the spokesman said the commissioner of police in the state has visited the scene to have a first-hand assessment of the place.

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Tochukwu concluded that it was a case of arson.

Apongbon fire outbreak: Lagos announces closure of Eko Bridge

In another news, reported that the Lagos state government had announced the closure of the popular Eko Bridge following the fire incident in Apongbon area.

According to a statement issued by the Lagos state government, it said the bridge would be closed indefinitely.

The statement says:

“TRAVEL ALERT: Eko Bridge has been shut indefinitely by the Lagos State Government due to a fire outbreak at Apongbon in the early hours of today."

It will be recalled that on Wednesday, March 23, reported the fire outbreak where some nearby vehicles were affected with no life lost.

Several reports also confirmed that the cause of the fire was unknown as it also affected various sections of the bridge.

FG to conduct integrity test on affected areas

In a follow up to the incident, the federal ministry of works announced that it would run integrity on affected areas.

It said the exercise would be in collaboration with the Lagos state government to determine the cause of the incident and proffer possible solutions to the affected areas.


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