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Anambra Reps Member’s House Set Ablaze By Unknown

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The house of Paschal Agbodike, the member, representing Ihiala Constituency in the House of Representatives, has been set ablaze by some unknown hoodlums.

The residence of the lawmaker was attacked at about 1 am on Tuesday when the hoodlums started shooting sporadically before setting the compound located in Ubahi-Mbosi in Ihiala Local Government Area ablaze.

The house, consisting of a fully-furnished five-bedroom duplex with four living rooms and a kitchen was completely razed down but the lawmaker, who was was also the former deputy speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly confirmed that no life was lost.

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Agbodike told newsmen on Tuesday that he was informed about the incident on the telephone, adding that he was in Abuja carrying out his legislative duties when the attack occurred

Furthermore, he said that the hoodlums had fled the scene before security operatives arrived.

He also did not state if he suspected anyone, or whether it was politically motivated.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying that surveillance efforts are in place in the area.

“The area has been condoned and security operatives have been deployed in the area. There are ongoing surveillance efforts by the operatives.”

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