Amarizu

The Enugu State Police Command has denied reports on social media to the effect that one of its stations in the state was set ablaze by hoodlums on Sunday.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who made the denial in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), what happened was that some hoodlums who pretended to come to report a matter in Ikirike Police Station, suddenly attacked the station located within Enugu South Local Government Area at about 8 a.m.

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“It was an incident which has to do with attack by some people suspected to be hoodlums, who had come with the pretence of laying complaint in the early hours of today. Under that guise, they attacked our men,” he said.

“Although, there was no death among police personnel on duty in the station, but our injured personnel are responding to treatment.

“The quick intervention of reinforcement team as dispatched by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, could not give the hoodlums the opportunity to have the upper hand,’’ he said.

Amarizu said the police commissioner had directed an investigation into the incident with a view to unmasking the hoodlums.