By Emmanuel Adeleke
Men of the Ekiti State Police Command on Friday repelled an attempted attack on the Ekiti State House of Assembly complex in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The hoodlums, numbering about 10, were said to have attempted to gain entry into the Assembly complex with the believe that the operatives who had earlier laid siege there for the past few days had vacated.
They were said to have armed themselves with cutlasses and jerry cans filled with petrol, with which they wanted to set the building ablaze.
The policemen on ground were said to have repelled them and recovered the jerry cans and some of the cutlasses abandoned by the fleeing suspected arsonists.
Confirming the incident, the Ekiti State Police Command spokesperson, CSP Sunday Abutu, said that the invasion happened in the earl hours of Friday.
He explained that the development had confirmed the intelligence received by the command about a week ago, which necessitated the deployment of additional personnel to secure the complex.
Abutu said that investigation had commenced with the aim of arresting the suspects, urging the public to supply credible intelligence on the incident and be security conscious.