Within 72 hours, gunmen raze the second Abia police station.

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The Bendel divisional police headquarters in Abia state has been destroyed by unidentified gunmen.

The assailants were said to have stormed the station on Wednesday night before opening fire on the officers who were there.

It was not immediately clear whether there were any injuries or the extent of the damage.

The incident happened three days after several hoodlums razed some police properties when they raided a station in Abia’s Ikwuano LGA.

It is also the latest in a series of attacks on security and government facilities, not just in Abia but in other parts of the south-east and south-south.

On Tuesday, hoodlums burnt the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NLDEA) in Amaekpu in Ohafia LGA.

Two days earlier, gunmen also razed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia.

At least four police stations were attacked over the weekend in various parts of southern Nigeria.

There is no confirmed cause of the attacks yet, but killings in the south-east tripled after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) launched a security arm — the group denies any wrongdoing.

The federal government recently approved new security measures to be deployed to restore peace in the south-east and south-south.


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