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    Arsonists Set Section Of Council Headquarters Ablaze In Ebonyi

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    By David Akpu, Abakaliki

    Unknown Arsonists early hours of Monday morning set ablaze a section of Ezza North Local government area headquarters of Ebonyi State, destroying valuable items worth millions of naira and sensitive documents.

    Chairman of the local government, Chief Ogodo Ali Nomeh who confirmed the incident to our reporter, disclosed that the arsonists numbering over 20 persons stormed the area around 1 am in the morning and proceeded to set ablaze the store of the local government.

    He said the arsonists were resisted by the police who succeeded in inflicting bullet wounds on some of them before they escaped.

    “The fire destroyed new air conditioners bought for the renovation of the council, some documents and a generating set and some furniture”, he said.

    Mr Ogodo Ali said the community vigilante apparatus and security agencies were on the trail of the wounded arsonists.

    He expressed confidence that they would soon be nabbed to answer for the crime.

    On the reason for the attack and identity of the alleged sponsors, the Chairman said they would be unraveled at the end of investigation by security agencies.

    He note that security has been beefed up at the Council area to forestall a repeat of such incident.

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