Hoodlums set Federal High Court ablaze in Abakaliki


Hoodlums have set ablaze the Federal High Court in Abakaliki.

The fire was said to have started in the early hours of Tuesday, affecting the library and security posts of the building.

No casualty was recorded in the attack but it was understood that court records in the Library were completely destroyed.

The building is located along the Enugu/Abakaliki Highway opposite the state People’s Democratic Party (PDP) State office.

A source told The Nation the attack was carried out by hoodlums using firebombs.

However, firefighters were said to have been later mobilised to the scene and helped to put the fire out before it could cause further damage.

The spokesman of Ebonyi Police Command, Loveth Odah confirmed the incident.She said the attackers came in their large numbers to carry out the attack on the court.


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