Abakaliki: Hoodlums Burn Federal High Court, Injure Security Guards


On Tuesday, Hoodlums attacked and set ablaze the Federal High Court located in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

It is understood that the fire set by the attackers using fire bombs affected the library and security posts of the building.

Gistlover gathered that the hoodlums also injured two security guards during the attack that was said to have occurred around 1am.

It took the efforts and quick intervention of firefighters to put out the fire at the court premises located along the Enugu/Abakaliki Highway.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of the Ebonyi Police Command, Loveth Odah said the attackers who came in their large numbers, scaled the court perimeter fence to carry out the attack.

A detachment of policemen with three patrol vehicles were sighted on Tuesday when newsmen visited the court but guards on duty said the Registrar had given instructions not to allow anyone enter the premises.

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