The hoodlums also set free some prisoners after beating up some police officers, reports have claimed. Anambra Police Command has confirmed that its station at Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area was gutted by fire at about 2.30 a.m. Thursday, Feb.14. Photos from the scene show that the police building was almost, totally burnt while at least two police patrol vans were equally burnt. However, a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed and made available to the newsmen on Thursday in Awka noted that cause of the fire was yet to be unraveled. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the Ajali fire incident was coming about six days after articulated vehicle carrying petrol caught fire at Amawbia roundabout, Amawbia near the state police headquarters. Mohammed said the explanation became imperative against insinuations that the fire was set by unscrupulous elements. He said that thorough discreet investigations by police had commenced, adding that the true cause would be made public later. The PPRO said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Mustapha Dandaura, had gone for on the spot assessment of the scene. Mohammed hinted that the CP had ordered the DC Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident. He assured the people that more details would be released on the incident in due course.]]>
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