Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed anger over an attack on Mike Okiro Police Station located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, close to Ubani market, insisting that perpetrators will not go unpunished, ABN TV report.
In a statement on Sunday, the governor through the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu announced that the attack which occurred around 9:45am on Sunday was allegedly carried out by unidentified arsonists who came in a hummer bus, 2 Sienna mini vans and 3 motorcycles.
He added that while two vehicles, two motorcycles, stationeries, and office equipment inside the police station were set on fire, there were no human casualties or loss of weapons.
The Commissioner added that the station was deemed vulnerable to attacks following evaluation of security review of credible intelligence, leading to evacuation of personnel 3 weeks earlier.
The governor insisted that there will be no hiding place for anyone responsible for attacks on security agents of facilities, warning that attacks on police personnel portends a grave danger to the entire citizenry.
The release partly reads, “The Government of Abia State condemns in its totality the attacks on security agents and facilities across the country and warn those responsible for those in Abia that they will certainly not escape the long arm of the law as our security architecture in the State is robust enough to bring them to justice.