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The campaign office of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State located at Ilesha Road, Akure has been set ablaze by hoodlums on Thursday.

The attackers were said to have gained entrance into the governor’s campaign office at about noon and set the building on fire after destroying some valuable items in the building.

Also on Thursday, another set of hoodlums attacked the secretariat of the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State and the Okitipupa Divisional Police Station, setting them ablaze

It was gathered that the trouble started when the policemen tried to disrupt the protest of the youths in order to enforce the curfew order.

At the secretariat, many valuable items were reportedly looted while some were vandalized on the premises of the council secretariat.

An eyewitness said, “The youths went haywire today (Thursday) attacking the police station in Okitipupa, on sighting them, the policemen took to heels and left the station. So, the guys set the station on fire. This came after they had attacked the prison and secretariat.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the attacks.

He called for caution in burning down of police stations.

He urged protesters and hoodlums to refrain from attacking them and their stations in pressing for their demands.

Source: Punch

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