On Saturday, unknown armed persons burned down the Atta Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State’s Njaba Local Government Area.
The armed men also razed the Atta Magistrate and High Courts and destroyed the community’s health center, according to reports.
The incident has generated widespread panic in the neighborhood, with teenagers in the area nearly lynching a Punch correspondent.
His electronics were resized, broken, and he was robbed of money.
The building was reportedly razed between 1 and 2 a.m. by armed men.
According to sources, the intruders shot repeatedly for about an hour before setting fire to the community’s municipal buildings.
The armed men invaded the hamlet after the people had gone to bed, according to the community’s crown prince, Remigiius Azike.
Residents of the community are in pain, according to John Agbaso, the former president-general of the community.
He said that the residence of the community’s president-general, Chijioke Duruonyeokwu, was set ablaze by unknown individuals only a week ago, killing his wife.
Agbaso pleaded with the government to intervene on their behalf, claiming that insecurity was on the rise in the area.
He 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.”