Hoodlums attack, set Ebonyi council headquarters ablaze

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Hoodlums, on Monday morning, attacked and set ablaze a section of Ezza North Local Government Area headquarters destroying valuable items and documents worth millions of naira.

Chairman of the council, Ogodo-Ali Nomeh, confirmed the incident.

According to him, the arsonists numbering over 20 persons stormed the area around 1 am and set the store of the local government, on fire.

He said the arsonists were, however, resisted by the police, who succeeded in inflicting bullet wounds on some of them before they made their escape.

“The fire destroyed new air conditioners bought for the renovation of the council, some documents and a generating set and some furniture,” he said.

Mr Nomeh said the community vigilante apparatus and security agencies were on the trail of the wounded arsonists.

He expressed confidence that they will soon be arrested to answer for the crime.

When asked if he knew the reason why the attacker stormed and their alleged sponsors, the Chairman said they will be unearthed at the end of the investigation by security agencies.

According to him, security had been beefed up at the council area to forestall a repeat of such an incident.

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