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Onitsha: Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awada, Onitsha station was attacked early Monday morning by gunmen from the Ekpa Killer Squad.

According to reports, a building in the premises was burnt and two vehicles parked in the premises were torched.

One of the vehicles is said to be a staff bus of the station while the other, a car belonging to a staff of the station who worked during the night hours when the attack happened.

Although no life was lost, the staff were left injured after the attack.

When contacted, the Police spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the attack and said men of the State’s police command prevented further damage to the building by the gunmen.

“Following a distress call today 30/5/2022 at about 4:30am of a case of arson in Anambra State Broadcasting Station Idemili North, the Police Operatives responded swiftly and prevented the hoodlums from causing damage on the structure.

“Unfortunately two of operational vehicle belonging to station was affected. No life was lost.

“Meanwhile, the station has been cordoned off and Operation is still ongoing in the area. Further development shall be communicated please,” Ikenga said.

Recall that the family of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB had, days ago, written to Simon Ekpa, asking him to stop using their sibling’s name or IPOB, that he leads in committing crimes.

Ekpa, the Finland based “self acclaimed apostle” of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the Ekpa Killer Squad had claimed responsibility for violent enforcement of the Sit at Home exercise in the South-East despite its cancellation by the IPOB.

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