Arsonists burn down LG secretariat, Magistrate Court in Anambra


Suspected arsonists have reportedly burnt down Idemili North Local Government secretariat in Ogidi and a Magistrate Court in the area.

The arsonists were said to have entered the premises on Sunday night to perpetrate the act.

They burnt down all files and property in the secretariat, including the secretariat building.

Videos and pictures circulating online showed that the entire buildings were reduced to rubbles, while vehicles parked inside the Local Government secretariat were also burnt to ashes.

The State Police Command has also confirmed the development, attributing it to unidentified arsonists.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson of the State Police Command 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.” (Newspot)

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