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ABIA: Gunmen attack Reps spokesman’s constituency office, destroy valuables

GUNMEN have attacked the district office of Benjamin Okezie Kalu, the spokesperson for the House of Representatives, In Uzuakoli, Bende federal constituency of Abia State.

Kalu acknowledged in an interview with journalists yesterday in Abuja, the attack and stated it happened on Friday night, causing valuables to be destroyed.

“The office was attacked about few minutes past 10pm. Over 100 bullets were found, destroying the windows and ceilings. All Progressives Congress (APC) flyers were pulled down and torn into shred. The billboards were also destroyed.

“There was no presence of any security agent until they left. The matter has been reported by my aides at Uzuakoli police station under Bende division. I wish to state that to advance our democracy, violence is not part of it.

“My message to them is that we are neither deterred nor distracted,” he said, calling on his supporters and constituents to keep hope alive, adding that they started well and would not end now.”

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