Suspected gunmen have set ablaze the Idemili North Local Government Secretariat in Ogidi and a magistrate’s court located nearby.
An eyewitness said the arsonists entered the premises on Sunday night to carry out the act, and burnt down all files, and properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.
They also burnt the vehicles parked inside the local government secretariat.
Videos and pictures of the incident circulating online also showed that the entire buildings have been reduced to rubble.
Confirming the incident, the state police command’s spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, attributed the incident to unidentified arsonists.
“Yes, the incident was confirmed, and our men were there to restore normalcy.
“Right now, the fire has been put off, and calm has been restored to the area.”