Unknown gunmen set magistrate court ablaze in imo

The Magistrate Court in Ubulu, Oru-West Local Government Area of Imo State has been set ablaze by unknown gunmen.

The attack was carried out on Monday by hoodlums using petrol bombs, a source told UGAMATV correspondent.

The fire which began in the early hours affected the entire court building.

The Interim Management Committee chairman of Oru-west LGA of Imo State, Hon. Willie Okolieogwo, while confirming the incident expressed displeasure over the attack.

The council boss said, although, the court was completely razed by the hoodlums, no casualties were recorded.

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Okolieogwo who is also the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, chairman in Imo State expressed shock that the unknown gunmen are still on the prowl despite the efforts so far made by the government of Imo State to check criminal activities.

“The government of Senator Hope Uzodinma is not relenting in proffering lasting solution to the issue of insecurity in our state. We are on top of the situation,” he assured.

Another source who pleaded anonymity said that the attackers came in their large numbers to carry out the attack.

The police spokesperson in the state, Micheal Abattam , when contacted on phone said he would get back to our correspondent, but as at the time of filing this report, he was yet to get back to us.

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