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Unknown Gunmen Attack Imo Magistrate Court



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Unknown gunmen have set ablaze a Magistrate Court in Ubulu, Oru-West Local Government Area of Imo State.

It was learned that the attack happened in the early hours of Monday, November 15, 2021, and affected the entire court building.

The gunmen were said to have carried out the attack using petrol bombs and other inflammable materials.

Confirming the incident, Caretaker Chairman of Oru-west council, Willie Okolieogwo said no casualties were recorded in the incident.

He, however, expressed displeasure over the destruction of the court by the hoodlums.

Meanwhile, Governor Abubakar Bello-led government has lamented that Boko Haram terrorists are in control of five communities in Rafi and Shiroto Local Government Areas of Niger State.

The development was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane on Monday.

Matane in his statement identified the affected communities as – Kurebe, Farina Kuka, Gussau in Shiroro LGA and Madaka, Hanawanka in Rafi LGAs of the state.

He further stated that the activities of the insurgents in these communities have forced residents of the communities to migrate to the safer part of the state and outside the state.

The SSG added that the terrorists are freely moving in the affected communities wielding sophisticated and menacing weapons.

Matane added that the state government is working with security agencies to keep its citizens safe.

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