In a shocking incident, the residence of Paschal Agbodike, a member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, was set ablaze by yet-to-be-identified assailants. The attack occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, around 1 am, at his residence located in Ubahi-Mbosi, Ihiala Local Government Area.
Reports indicate that the assailants stormed the compound, unleashing a volley of gunshots before proceeding to set the property on fire. Fortunately, no casualties were reported as a result of the attack. The house, a sprawling five-bedroom duplex with multiple living rooms and a kitchen, was entirely consumed by the flames, leaving it in ruins.
Agbodike, a former deputy speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, was away in Abuja for legislative duties at the time of the incident. He learned of the devastating attack through a phone call. By the time security forces arrived at the scene, the perpetrators had already fled.
While Agbodike confirmed the incident to reporters, he refrained from speculating on the motive behind the attack or identifying potential suspects. The police, on the other hand, have acknowledged the incident and assured the public that security measures are in place. DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state police spokesperson, disclosed that the area has been cordoned off and security personnel have been deployed to ensure safety and conduct surveillance.
“The area has been condoned and security operatives have been deployed in the area. There are ongoing surveillance efforts by the operatives.”
The incident has left the community in shock, raising concerns about the safety of public officials and the overall security situation in the region. Investigations are ongoing to uncover the identity of the assailants and determine the reasons behind this distressing act of arson.