Gunmen have set the ablaze.

Gunmen on Sunday set on fire the secretariat of Orsu Local Government Area in Imo State.

Chibuzo Ukah, a local, believes the attack, which occurred around 2:30 a.m., was the work of the gunmen terrorising communities in the South East.

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Several buildings, including the chairman’s office, administrative block, and parked vehicles, were among the facilities torched, according to her.

“Orsu is a no-go area for the youths, especially young men because the activities of these gunmen are so dangerous in the area,” another community source said, requesting anonymity.

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He claimed that, like Orlu, which has allegedly become a haven for gunmen, Orsu has become a dead zone for young men.

He urged government officials to exercise caution in order to avoid making inflammatory remarks that could lead to a crisis.

When contacted for confirmation of the incident, Imo Police spokesman Michael Abattam said, “Officially, I don’t know about it for the time being, but let me confirm from the DPO in Orsu.”

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Hon. Ekene Nnodumele, a lawmaker in the Imo Assembly, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

“It happened,” he said, “but we don’t know who committed the crime.”

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