Unknown gunmen suspected to be hoodlums attacked the Federal High Court, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Tuesday.
It was learnt that the incident occurred around 1am, according to the Punch.
It was gathered that the hoodlums burnt some sections of the court’s building, while two security guards were also injured during the attack.
It was gathered that the hoodlums, who reportedly scaled the court perimeter fence to carry out the attack, used a petrol bomb to perpetrate the act.
The court’s library and the security post were also destroyed.
Loveth Odah, the Public Relations Officer of the Ebonyi Police Command, confirmed the incident.
According to Odah, the hoodlums came in large numbers and set a section of the court ablaze.
She, however, said that firefighters quickly intervened and quenched the fire.
“Yes, last night, hoodlums came in their large numbers and set a section of the court ablaze but firefighters promptly came and quenched the fire,” Odah said.