Abuja – Gunmen have razed down a magistrate court, high court and a divisional police station in Atta community, Njaba local government area of Imo State.
Community members said they noticed that the courts and police station had been set ablaze on Saturday morning.
The police station was still under construction and no lives were reportedly lost.
Some calm have returned to the community with the presence of security operatives, residents said.
Efforts to get a reaction from the police proved abortive as calls made to the police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, were unanswered as at the time of filing this report.
The civil war ended in 1970.
Major streets in Owerri, the Imo State capital, recorded very low vehicular and human movement, as of Saturday morning.
Markets and businesses have also been mostly shut as Imo state residents fear an outbreak of violence.
The Imo state government and the police have urged residents to disregard the sit-at-home directive and go about their lawful duties, as all measures have been put in place to ensure the adequate protection of lives and property. (Channels TV)