Some yet-to-be-identified persons have burnt down the Umuchu Police Station, along the Umuchu-Achina road in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Sources said the hoodlums stormed the place at about 3am on Sunday and set the facility on fire.
It was gathered that the station was recently renovated by members of the Umuchu Improvement Union, UIU, having been destroyed by protesters during the #EndSARS protest in 2020.
The community leaders, according to the source, had renovated the station and it’s adjourning infrastructure and upgraded it to fit the status of a divisional police station before donating it to the Nigeria Police to help in the fight against insecurity the area.
There was no record of casualty as the security operatives had since vacated the station and relocated to the nearby police Area Command Headquarters after it was destroyed during the #EndSARS protest and were yet to return.
The station was vacated after it was attacked in 2020 and there was no police personnel on duty at the time of the Sunday attack.
Confirming the incident, the President-General, Umuchu Progressive Union, Charles Ezeabasili, said, “This is disheartening and unfortunate. While the UIU has upgraded facilities at the police station and awaited the return of police personnel, the hoodlums are busy destroying, demolishing and burning down the facility meant for our own good. How do we progress?”
The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, could not be reached for reactions as he did not respond to messages and calls to his telephone line.
Hoodlums Vandalise Police Station, Bank Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes, Petrol In Ibadan [VIDEO]
Hoodlums, on Friday, vandalised a police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to DAILY POST, a Wema Bank branch opposite the police station was also vandalised.
The police station, located at Agodi Gate area, was vandalised during a protest in Ibadan.
Recall that some angry Nigerians protested the ongoing scarcity of new naira notes and petrol.
Some of the areas where protests were staged included Agodi Gate, Idi Ape and Iwo Road.
There were also pockets of protests in areas like Olodo, Monatan and Iyana Church.
DAILY POST learnt from multiple sources that hoodlums took advantage of the protests to vandalise the police station and the bank at Agodi Gate.
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Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri
Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.
The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.
The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.
Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.
The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.
They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.
Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta
A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.
According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.
Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”
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