Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Thursday visited the scene of an arson attack on the secretariat of the Nnewi South Local Government Area, Ukpor.
The governor who was accompanied by the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, and other heads of security agencies, condemned the attack, describing it as mindless and very unfortunate.
Soludo said key buildings within the local government, including the education office, works department, and the traditional ruler’s building within the premises was torched.
He assured that these acts of criminalities and lawlessness will not continue and urged the security agencies to go after the criminals and fish them out to face the law of land.
He also regretted that the resources to be deployed in reconstructing the burnt buildings would have been better utilised to provide essential needs and infrastructure that will benefit the people
He appealed to Ndi Anambra not to despair adding that the state will rise again and no amount of repression can prevail or thwart the efforts of the government to build a strong and safe Anambra State