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Gunmen raze NDLEA office in Abia — day after attack on INEC building

Dyepkazah Shibayan

An office belonging to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abia state has been set on fire by unknown gunmen.

The agency’s office, located in the Amaekpu Ohafia LGA of the state, was attacked on Tuesday.

“Yes, please,” Femi Babalola, NDLEA spokesman, said in a short response to a question on the burning of the office in Abia.

There are no reported casualties.


The development is coming days after gunmen set an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in the state on fire.

The police said they have commenced a full probe into the incident, adding that there was no casualty from the razing of the INEC office.

“The people in the neighbourhood said the attack was carried out by unknown miscreants,” Godfrey Ogbonna, Abia police spokesman, said on Tuesday.


“There was no casualty because security men guarding the office ran into the 14 Army Brigade barracks for safety, when the attackers arrived at the place.”

Government-owned buildings in the south-east have been targeted by gunmen in recent times.

Police stations, checkpoints and prison facilities are some of the buildings that have been attacked across the southern region over the past weeks, leading to the killing of several security operatives.

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