Raymond Ozoji, Awka
It was a horrific sight yesterday in the capital city of Awka as hoodlums besieged the area, unleashing terror and mayhem on government-owned facilities.
One of the government-owned buildings that incurred the wrath of the irate youths was the building of the Internal Revenue Service otherwise known as the Revenue House situated at Immigration junction AguAwka in the capital territory.
The hoodlums were said to have taken advantage of the EndSARS protest to attack the Revenue House, the State Emergency Management Agency complex and other facilities where they overwhelmed security formations and wreaked havoc in the facilities.
The disgruntled elements according to the Chairman of the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service Dr. David Nzekwu, overpowered security agents on the premises and gained unhindered access into the Revenue House where they destroyed valuable properties and burnt both official and private vehicles parked in the compound.
Nzekwu, who narrated the ordeal to NewsProbe in a telephone interview, said the revenue complex was completely ransacked and reduced to rubbles by the miscreants; describing the attack as most unfortunate and unwarranted.
He said, “They vandalised the office and carted away our servers, equipment, laptops and printers and then set a number of vehicles on fire.”
He observed that the security system across the country was being overwhelmed by the civil unrest, stressing that it took the timely intervention of the state fire service to quench the fire that would have engulfed the entire building.