Gunmen have attacked DSS and FRSC offices in Nnewi.
Newsonline reports that unknown gunmen on Sunday attacked the offices of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nnewi, Anambra State.
As of the time of filing this report, have been declared dead after being hit by a stray bullet.
The gunmen, according to eyewitnesses, drove from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), stopped at Emecourt Road Junction where they released some gunshots which made passersby scamper for safety before they headed to the offices, which they also set ablaze.
“They later drove through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road.
“Military armoured vehicle later surfaced and drove around town passing through Emecourt Road. But there was no exchange of fire as the military and the gunmen did not meet,” the source said.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed an incident of fire in Nnewi but refused to state categorically the offices involved.
He said: “At about 2 pm, of 3rd Oct 2021, the command received a distress call of a fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operative are currently on the ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated,” he said.