Abia State Government has stated that the Mike Okiro Police station which was attacked by hoodlums last Sunday was evacuated before the incident.
The station located along the Uzuakoli- Umuahia highway was attacked by unknown hoodlums who came in a hummer bus, 2 Sienna vans and 3 motorcycles and set it on fire.
Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who disclosed this in a statement, explained that only two vehicles, two motorcycles and office equipment were burnt as the station which was deemed vulnerable to attacks following security review of credible intelligence was already evacuated and personnel relocated three weeks before the attack.
The statement warned that those behind the attacks in Abia will not escape the long arm of the law as security architecture in the State would bring them to justice.
“Attacks on security agents, particularly men of the Nigeria Police Force, constitute danger to everyone in our society and we call on citizens and leaders to come together and work to end such needless and mindless acts immediately. Those who feel aggrieved must find peaceful means of ventilating their grievances and agitating for redress as provided for in our constitution rather than take the laws into their hands.
“Law abiding members of the public are advised to maintain vigilance and go about their normal businesses but ensure they return home before the curfew hours of 8.00pm to 6.00am”
It further assured that the State government will not spare any resource in ensuring the safety of all citizens of the State and bringing criminal elements to justice.