Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
Unidentified gunmen Sunday night, attacked and razed with explosives, the offices of the High Court in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
This is coming less than a week a judge of the Customary Court in the same Oguta LGA, Nnaemeka Ugboma, was dragged out and shot dead by hoodlums.
An eyewitness residing around the headquarter of Ogut LGA where the incident happened confirmed it to Ikengaonline in Owerri.
She said that the attack which started at about 11:57 pm lasted about 30 minutes with several gunshots and explosions by the hoodlums.
According to the eyewitness who did not want her name mentioned for security reasons, the attackers were shouting that there would be no election in the South-East.
“Some of the things we heard they were saying that night was that there will not be an election in Igboland.
“We have said it before and we are repeating it: no election in our land and no government; we want our own administration.
“The sound we heard was like a bomb and the next thing was fire. The explosion was like two times before we started hearing gunshots.”
Meanwhile, the killings, and burning of state properties have heightened fear in the minds of the residents of the area who said they have no option but to relocate after the election.
At the time of filing this report, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, was yet to respond to the matter.