Gunmen on Monday morning set ablaze a section of Ezza North local government area headquarters destroying valuable items and documents worth millions.
Chairman of the local government, Chief Ogodo Ali Nomeh confirmed the incident to journalists in Abakiliki on Monday afternoon.
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Chief Nomeh said that the arsonists numbering over 20 persons stormed the area around 1:30 am in the morning and proceeded to set ablaze the store of the local government.
He said the arsonists were however resisted by the police who succeeded in inflicting bullet wounds on some of them before their escape.
“The fire destroyed new air conditioners bought for the renovation of the council, some documents and a generating sets and some furniture”, he explained.
Nomeh further said that the community vigilante operatives and security agencies were on the trail of the wounded arsonists even as he expressed confidence that they will soon be nabbed to answer for the crime.