No fewer than two security guards have sustained injuries as suspected hoodlums burnt some parts of the Federal High Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital in the wee hours of Tuesday.
According to Daily Trust, the hoodlums scaled the court perimeter fence before carrying out the attack.
They reportedly used petrol bomb to perpetrate the act.
The court library was affected while the security post was badly damaged.
Daily Trust Correspondent, who visited the Court on Tuesday morning, sighted a detachment of policemen with three patrol vehicles positioned at strategic places.
Efforts to gain access to the court premises failed, as the security guards said the Registrar instructed them not to allow non-staff in.
The State Police Spokesman, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust.
Odah said the hoodlums came in a large number.
She, however, said fire fighters intervened and put out the fire.
“Hoodlums came in their large number and set a section of the court ablaze, but fire fighters promptly came and quenched the fire, “she said.
The attack has caused panic and forced the state operatives to be on alert.
There is currently a campaign of violence against government establishments in the South-East.