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    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    APC, APGA Offices Attacked In Ebonyi

    Offices of the All Progressives Congress and the All Progressives Grand Alliance have come under attack in parts of Ebonyi State.
    Our correspondent learnt on Monday that a failed attempt was made to bomb the APC office in Abakaliki on Sunday night, with objects suspected to be improvised explosive devices.
    However, the APGA office in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state was destroyed, along with houses of some members of the party.

    Eye witnesses alleged that those who attacked the APGA office as well as the houses of members of the party wore police uniforms.

    The Police Public Relations Officer in the Ebonyi State command, Mr. Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the failed attempt on the APC office and said that the police had launched investigations into the attacks, promising that the culprits would soon be apprehended.

    Senior police officers, including the area commander, and the divisional police officer in charge of Kpirikpiri Road police station, were at the scene of the attempted bombing on Monday.

    The police bomb disposal unit was also at the party office.

    Our correspondent learnt that the APC office, located along Kipirikpiri Road and near the Government House and the headquarters of the police command, also served as the campaign office of Julius Ucha, the governorship candidate of the party in the state.

    One of Ucha’s aides, John Ekeh, said that the unknown assailants threw IEDs into the building at about10: 45 pm on Sunday.

    “It was a clear intention of those that did it to burn down the office but God was on our side because when they threw the objects from the fence, the wire at the fence may have held the can containing the fuel and the intention was that when the object exploded, the fuel will catch fire and the entire building would have been razed down,” Ekeh explained.

    The APC governorship candidate has urged the Inspector General of Police to order a thorough investigation into the incident even as he asked his supporters to remain law abiding.

    In the same vein, the APGA governorship candidate in the state, Anthony Agbo, has condemned the destruction of the party’s office, as well as the houses of some members, in Ohaukwu.

    He said, “These agents of destabilisation in company with over 20 policemen attacked the houses of some members in this area.

    “They burnt the party’s office and destroyed several properties, such as furniture and posters, as the policemen who wore police vests and wielded AK 47 rifles shot at the houses of our members.”
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