Suspected gunmen have set ablaze the Idemili North Local Government Secretariat in Ogidi and a Magistrates’ court.

Sources said the arsonists entered the premises to carry out the act.

They were said to burn down all files, properties in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.

Videos and pictures of the incident circulating online also showed that the entire buildings have been reduced to rubble.

Vehicles parked inside the local government secretariat were also burnt to ashes.

Confirming the incident, the state police command’s spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, attributed the incident to unidentified arsonists.

Ikenga said, “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”.

PUNCH/IBRAHIM BAMIDELE

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