The Police station in Ajalli, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was on Thursday razed down by an early morning fire.
According to the report, the mystery fire did not also spare patrol vehicles that were parked in the premises of the police station, as two of them were burnt down.
Though the cause of the fire was not immediately ascertained, some resident of the community who preferred to speak under the cover of anonymity said the fire may have been ignited by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, as they had passed by the station, chanting anti-election songs.
The source said the group who passed by the station shortly before dusk were chanting that no election would hold in the entire Biafraland.
But the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed who spoke to journalists said it was a case of mere fire incident, and the police command would have no reason to suspect an attack, except investigation, proves so.
He said, “It’s a case of fire incident for now until contrary is proved through discreet investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Mustapha Dandaura is presently at the scene for on the spot assessment.
“He ordered the DC Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to conduct a thorough investigation in order to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident please.”