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The Federal High Court, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east, has been set ablaze by unknown gunmen.
The building is located along the Enugu/Abakaliki Highway, opposite the Peoples Democratic Party office in the state.
The fire which began in the early hours affected the library and the security post of the court building.
The State Police Spokesman, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident.
Odah said the hoodlums came in large number and set a section of the court ablaze.
She, however, said that fire fighters quickly intervened and quenched the fire.
“Hoodlums came in their large number and set a section of the court ablaze, but fire fighters promptly came and quenched the fire, “she said.The attack has caused panic and forced the state operatives to be on alert.
Insecurity across the Southeast remains a concern – Anambra State government has imposed a curfew on the six communities in the state after 9 people were killed and others injured by unknown armed men on Monday,.
The communities are Igbariam, Aguleri, Umueri, Nteje, Awkuzu And Umunya – In a statement, the Secretary to Anambra state government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, says the curfew which started on Monday, 26th April 2021, is expected to last between 7 pm and 6 am daily.
Professor Chukwulobelu urged the people of Anambra state and other residents of the state living in the listed communities to obey the curfew order, as security personnel are on strict orders to enforce the curfew.