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Gunmen burn Imo magistrate’s court

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Gunmen on Sunday set ablaze a section of the magistrate’s court in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

This came barely 24 hours after a building at the Imo State High Court in Orlu was burnt by hoodlums.

The magistrate’s court is located within the premises of the high court.

A source told our correspondent that the suspects came with explosives and targeted a section of the building within the compound. It was learnt that sensitive court materials and documents were burnt.

When our correspondent visited the scene on Sunday, he observed that smoke was still coming from the building.

The police spokesman in the state, Mike Abattam, confirmed the incident.

He said the command had begun an investigation with a view to arresting the culprits.

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