The city of Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State is on fire.

A police station in the town has been reportedly set on fire by unknown group on Thursday morning.

The unidentified persons were said to have attacked the Ariaria Police Divisional Headquarters and burnt it around 7am.

The attack on the police station follows reports that went viral in the wee hours of Thursday that soldiers burnt houses and killed some residents of Umuode near Aba and its environs.

Most markets in the city and other businesses have been closed and people stayed in their homes as youth unrest spread round the city like wild fire.

Following the attack, security has been beefed up at the Aba Area Command Headquarters and other Police Divisions in the commercial city.

The Area Command headquarters was cordoned off and vehicles were not allowed to enter the adjourning roads.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had on Tuesday imposed a night time curfew from 6pm to 6am in the city of Aba following outbreak of violence in the city.

The curfew was extended on Wednesday after the Governor held closed door meetings with the security services, heads of markets, traditional rulers and other stakeholders.

The initial three day curfew was to end Thursday.

The curfew was extended till Friday.