- Suspected hoodlums have torched the Federal High Court Abakaliki in Ebonyi state
- Court records were destroyed as the library and the security post of the court building were affected
- The incident has been confirmed by the police command in the southeast state
The Federal High Court Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, was on Tuesday, April 27, set ablaze by unknown gunmen, Premium Times reported.
Legit.ng learns that the building is located along the Enugu/Abakaliki Highway, opposite the office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
An anonymous source was cited as saying that the attack was carried out by hoodlums using petrol bombs.
While no casualty was recorded, the library and the security post of the court building were affected by the inferno. Court records in the library were destroyed.
It was gathered that firefighters had been mobilised to the scene to put out the fire before it could cause more damage, The Cable also reported.
The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident, adding that the hoodlums came in their large numbers to carry out the attack.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, said the attacks on police formations in the southeast zone are carried out by criminals and bandits. Umahi made the statement on Tuesday, April 20, in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Due to security reasons, the Ebonyi state governor told herdsmen to stay away from the state for now.
He stated that many herdsmen have left the state of their own volition. The governor denied evicting the herders from Ebonyi state.
In a separate report, Governor Umahi also stated that the recent attacks in the southeast were the handiwork of people outside the region.
Umahi who is the chairman of the southeast governors' forum said those planning the attacks want to incite Igbos into war.
He made the comments on Wednesday, April 14 while appearing on a breakfast show on Channels Television.