A police station in Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been brought down by an inferno.
Several policemen were beaten up before the station was set ablaze, according to a source.
Several detainees were said to have been released by the arsonists suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“They were shouting: ‘No election in Biafra land’,” the source said
Reacting, the police said it was “a case of fire incident for now until the contrary is proved through discreet investigation.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said in a statement, “The Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, is presently at the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
“He has ordered the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to conduct a thorough investigation in order to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
The outlawed pro-Biafran group, IPOB, is insisting there will be no election in the southeast and has since directed its members to sit at home on election days.
The group also went ahead to fix its referendum on the day of Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections.