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Hoodlums attack, burn down Federal High Court in Ebonyi

By Ene Vic

Hoodlums have attacked and set ablaze the Federal High Court in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.

The fire, which was said to have been started in the early hours of Tuesday, affected 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 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) State office.

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

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

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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