‘Unknown Gunmen’ attack House of Reps member’s office

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Some ‘Unknown Gunmen’ have attacked the constituency office of the member representing Bende Federal Constituency Abia State, Benjamin Kalu.

Bellnewsonline.com learned that the attackers destroyed office furniture, billboards and other valuables on Friday.

In the past couple of months, the security situation in the South-east region has deteriorated, as ‘Unknown Gunmen’ linked to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), have been perpetrating attacks in the region.

Aside from the kidnapping, targeted attacks against security personnel, security post and other government agencies have become rampant. Several people have been mindlessly killed.

According to an eye witness, the assailants who attacked Kalu’s office came in two vehicles, including a Sienna and two motorcycles, shooting sporadically, causing tension in the community.

Reacting to the development, Kalu who is also the spokesman of the House of Representatives, alleged that it is politically-motivated.

“That constituency office has been there since 2018 till now and it has not been attacked, but only few days to the election.

“We are really proud of what we have done for the people, many are offended and they are trying to team up to suffocate democracy that is at its best in Bende federal constituency.

“They have destroyed property, but they have not destroyed the road that we have built, they have destroyed billboards, but they have not broken the bridges that we have built, they have shattered the windows of my office, but they have not shattered the empowerment we have given to the people to be on their feet,” Kalu said.

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