Over the Nigerian flag, gunmen set fire to DSS and FRSC offices in Nnewi.

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Over the Nigerian flag, Gunmen set fire to DSS and FRSC offices in Nnewi.

 

Over the Nigerian flag, gunmen set fire to DSS and FRSC offices in Nnewi.

 

Gunmen assaulted the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) headquarters in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Sunday afternoon NewsReport gathered.

 

It was unknown at the time of publishing this story if any of the two offices were assaulted, however, Tribune Online learned that a bystander was injured by a stray gunshot.

 

According to eyewitnesses, this online information leaned that the gunmen drove from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), halted at Emecourt Road Junction, where they fired few bullets, sending bystanders fleeing for safety, before proceeding to the premises, which they also burned ablaze.

 

“They later drove through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road, in Idemili Council Area of the state.

 

“Military armored vehicle later surfaced and drove around town passing through Emecourt Road. But there was no exchange of fire as the military and the gunmen did not meet,” the source said.

 

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said the attackers, were shouting: “we don’t want Nigeria flag in Biafra Land again”.

 

The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed an incident of fire in Nnewi but refused to state categorically the offices involved.

 

He said: “At about 2 pm, of 3rd Oct 2021, the command received a distress call of a fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operatives are currently on the ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated”.

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