Unknown gunmen burned down the Federal High Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s south-east.
The building is situated on the Enugu-Abakaliki Highway, directly across from the state office of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Federal High Court in Abakaliki building’s library and security post were also affected by the early-morning fire.
A source told our correspondent that hoodlums used petrol bombs in the attack on Tuesday.
Firefighters were later sent to the scene to put out the fire before it could spread and cause further damage.
Loveth Odah, the state’s police spokesman, confirmed the incident, she stated that the assault, which destroyed court documents in the library, resulted in no casualties, she also said the attackers came in large number to carry out the bombard.
Most South-east and South-south states have been dealing with serious security issues, including a wave of attacks on security agencies.
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The aim of the attack on the Federal High Court in Abakaliki, like the attacks on security officials, could be to undermine state institutions in control of law and order, so that fear and uncertainty can be spread.