Suspected arsonists on Monday morning razed a section of Ezzra North Local government area headquarters, destroying valuable items and documents worth millions.
Chairman of the local government, Ogodo Ali Nomeh confirmed the incident to The Nation.
According to him, the arsonists, numbering over 20, stormed the area around 1am 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 they made their escape.
“The fire destroyed new air conditioners bought for the renovation of the council, some documents and a generating set and some furniture,” he said.
The chairman said the community’s vigilante apparatus and security agencies were on the trail of the wounded arsonists.
He expressed confidence that they will soon be nabbed to answer for the crime.
On the reason for the attack and identity of their alleged sponsors, the Chairman said they will be unearthed 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.