Breaking News: Unidentified Assailants Burn Down House of Federal Representative Member in Anambra

In a shocking incident, the residence of Paschal Agbodike, a prominent member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, was targeted and set ablaze by yet-to-be-identified assailants. The attack occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in Ubahi-Mbosi, located within Ihiala Local Government Area.

Reports suggest that the assailants, armed and hooded, stormed Agbodike’s house at approximately 1 am, discharging firearms indiscriminately before igniting the premises. Thankfully, there were no casualties reported, but the extensive fire left Agbodike’s luxurious five-bedroom duplex, complete with four living rooms and a kitchen, completely destroyed.

Paschal Agbodike, who had previously served as the deputy speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, was away in Abuja at the time of the attack, engaged in his legislative responsibilities. He learned about the incident through a phone call and subsequently confirmed the event to the press.

Authorities, including the state police spokesman DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, have acknowledged the incident. Security forces have cordoned off the area, and surveillance efforts are underway to apprehend the culprits behind this brazen attack. While Agbodike did not speculate about potential motives or suspects, the attack has raised concerns about the security situation in the region.

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

Local residents have expressed shock and dismay at the audacity of the attack, calling for a thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice. The incident underscores the importance of maintaining security and safety for public figures and citizens alike.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are committed to ensuring the safety and security of the area, as well as preventing any recurrence of such acts of violence. The motives behind the attack remain unclear, leaving the community and the nation awaiting further developments in this concerning incident.

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