Tension in Nnewi as hoodlums clash with police

Tension in Nnewi as hoodlums clash with police

There is tension in Nnewi, Anambra following the razing of the Central Police Station in the area by hoodlums.

One person allegedly feared dead during the incident which occurred around 11 pm on Wednesday.

The situation led to the closure of schools, markets, banks and all other offices in the industrial city.

The Nation gathered the hoodlums, who broke the cell to free detainees after burning down the CPS office,

proceeded to the Police Area Command but were repelled by officers on duty.

ENDSARS protesters, as early as 6:00 am on Thursday, filled the streets, making fire with tires
and other inflammable objects at the popular Nkwo Nnewi roundabout and other major streets.

They also saw some milling up and down with motorcycles.

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One of the protesters said they were not happy with police officers in

the town because of the activities of the Anti-cult unit housed also at CPS.

A medical doctor at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH),

who preferred anonymity said he saw a lifeless body in front of the burnt CPS.

“They burnt down CPS and another police station last night.

They zoomed through the hospital gate this morning.

Burn fires everywhere, roads are being closed.

A corpse already lying in front of the burnt CPS,” he said.

Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed could not be reached at press time as his phone was switched off.

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