The Federal High Court Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, has been set ablaze by unknown gunmen.

The building which is located along the Enugu/Abakaliki Highway, opposite the Peoples Democratic Party office in the state was attacked on Tuesday by hoodlums using petrol bombs, sources said.

The fire which began in the early hours affected the library and the security post of the court building.

However, fire fighters were said to have later mobilised to the scene to put out the fire before it could cause more damage.

No casualty was recorded in the attack which destroyed court records in the library.

The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident.

She said the attackers came in their large numbers to carry out the attack.

The security situation in the South East part of the country has continued to degenerate in recent weeks with security posts and Government institutions the main targets.

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