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Uzuakoli police station attack barbaric, says Orji Kalu

By Ikenna Uwadileke

Chief Senate Whip Senator Orji Kalu described the attack on the Uzuakoli police station in the Bende local government area in Abia as “unwarranted, uncivilized and barbaric”.

Kalu, in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja, condemned the horrific incident and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Gunmen in the early hours of Monday set fire to the Uzuakoli police station on the Umuahia-Uzuakoli-Ohafia highway.

A large number of armed men shot at the police station and subsequently vandalized it.

The attack comes weeks after a similar incident was sparked at the World Bank housing estate in Aba when a police station was razed and property worth millions of naira destroyed.

The state government alerted the public last week to a planned attack on public facilities and urged people to be vigilant.

Kalu also called on security agencies to work collectively to avoid any recurrence.

The former governor of Abia criticized the sponsors and perpetrators of violence and vices, stressing that development can only take place in an atmosphere of peace and unity.

Kalu said, “I strongly condemn the attack on the Uzuakoli police station in the Bende local government area in Abia and the subsequent release of detainees from the station.

“The appalling incident is sad and devastating.

“The Nigerian Police (FNP) personnel who have been attacked serve the country and its citizens and, as such, should not be attacked.

“The country will not move forward if brutality, violence and vices are tolerated.”

Kalu called on the people of Bende LGA to be calm and peaceful. (NOPE)

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