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The Atta Divisional Police Headquarters in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State has been attacked and burned.

NewsWireNGR also gathered that the hoodlums also razed the Atta Magistrate and High Court and vandalized the community’s health centre on Saturday morning.

According to The Punch correspondent who visited the area, the attacks happened between 1 and 2am early Saturday.

Sources in the area also said the hoodlums shot repeatedly for close to an hour before burning the government facilities in the community.

A former president-general of the community, John Agbaso, while speaking to journalists said:

“I was the one who built the police station and the magistrate court and mobilised youths under the auspices of Transformations Ambassadors of Atta Nwambieri to build the high court. I did this so that our people will have access to government facilities. This latest incident is coming a week after they razed the house of our president general and killed his wife. The government should come to our rescue.”

However, the Police Spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, said that he had not been briefed.

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