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Sep 3, 2017
One of the ransacked Council office

Fear has gripped the officials of Ika South Local Government Council following the alleged raid on the Ika South Council Secretariat by yet to be identified hoodlums. Ika Weekly Newspaper reporters gathered that the hoodlums burgled virtually all the offices to while that of the Chairman and the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
According to a source, the incident occurred at about 3am on Sunday, August 27, 2017 saying that the hoodlums gained entrance through the fence surrounding the Ika South Council Secretariat that was low.
The source said the hoodlums on entering the Ika South Council Secretariat trapped the three security men who were without arms, tied them up and operated for over three hours.
The hoodlums he said broke into all the offices in Ika South Council Secretariat and thoroughly ransacked the offices without carting away any property but took some petty cash and drank some bottles of drinks kept in the refrigerators in some offices as well as that of the NULGE restaurant and bar.
The Chairman of Ika South Local Government Council, Hon. Fred Ofume, when contacted said he was stunned by the ugly incident, adding that it must have been the handiwork of those who do not want the progress of the Council.
Meanwhile, Hon. Ofume noted that the incident has been reported to the Police and efforts to repair the broken wooden doors and burglaries are being made. He also said the Ika South Council will do her best out of the scarcity of fund to add about three extra layers of cement blocks to raise the level of the Ika South Council Secretariat’s fence.
As at the time of filing this report, no arrest has been made as it was not clear whether any vital document was removed by the hoodlums who scattered the chairs and tables while ransacking the offices burgled.IMG-20170831-WA0066 HOODLUMS RAID IKA SOUTH  COUNCIL SECRETARIAT