Suspected hoodlums on Monday attacked and set ablaze a section of the Ezza North Local Government Area headquarters, destroying valuable items and documents worth millions of Naira.
The Chairman of the council, Ogodo-Ali Nomeh, confirmed the incident, on Monday.
According to him, the arsonists, numbering over 20, stormed the area around 1am and set the store of the local government on fire.
He said the arsonists were, however, 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, a generator and some furniture,” he added.
Nomeh said the community vigilantes and security agencies were on the trail of the suspects.
He expressed confidence that they would soon be arrested to answer for the crime.