Unknown gunmen on Monday, October 10, invaded the Ezza North local government area headquarters and set a section of the building ablaze, destroying valuable items and documents worth millions.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the chairman of the local government, Chief Ogodo Ali 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.
The chairman said efforts are being made to apprehend the hoodlums.