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The Government of Abia State has appealed to the security agencies in the state to bring to book those behind the burning of Ikwuano High Court, an act it described as that of cowardice.
The Eastern Updates reports that the Ikwuano High Court built by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was recently set ablaze by some yet-to-be-identified people.
The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Chief Uche Ihediwa, SAN, made the call in a statement after he and his team paid an unscheduled inspection to the area to ascertain the level of destruction.
In the statement signed by the Public Relations Officer in the Ministry, Anyim Agbai, the CJ expressed shock over the destruction of the court building, stressing it was the handiwork of enemies of the state. He expressed regret that people could get themselves involved in such act.
He wondered why a court building built to resolve disputes among people in the rural area would be burnt by reasonable individuals as he stressed that burning the court would adversely affect the people’s quest for justice as they would henceforth travel to Umuahia for their cases.
He challenged the security agencies in the area to ensure they unveiled those behind the act.
The Eastern Updates reports that Nigerian Military has on Wednesday night revealed that some of its troops had conducted a search and rescue operation in order to extricate one of its abducted soldiers from the captivity of a militant ESN group in Abia state and they have also clarified that never invaded Amangu community.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu who made this known in Abuja however regretted that during the operation, one soldier paid the supreme price following a shootout with the militants.