Unknown gunmen assaulted the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) headquarters in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Sunday.
It was unclear at the time of publishing this story if any of the two offices were targeted, however, Charming Pro learned that a bystander was injured by a stray gunshot.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen drove from Owerri Road in four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), halted at Emecourt Road Junction, where they fired few bullets, causing people to flee for safety, before proceeding to the premises, which they also burned ablaze.
“They later drove through Nkwo Triangle Roundabout and moved towards Nnobi Road.
“Military armoured vehicle later surfaced and drove round town passing through Emecourt Road. But there was no exchange of fire as the military and the gunmen did not meet,” the source said.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, acknowledged a fire in Nnewi but declined to name the offices involved.
He said: “At about 2pm, of 3rd Oct 2021, the command received a distress call of fire incident in Nnewi. The Police Operative are currently on ground and the area has since been cordoned off. Further details shall be communicated,” he said.