Armed hoodlums, yesterday in Kano, set a magistrates’ court ablaze in Koki area of Kano.
Eyewitness said that 30 suspected thugs stormed the court, brandishing weapons, and set it ablaze.
The court’s security guard, who preferred anonymity, said: “Over 30 thugs appeared around 4a.m. when I woke up for early morning prayers.
“When they saw me, they started hurling stones at me. I turned around and saw two of them approa-ching me with weapons.
“Others were trying to break the court’s door, while some of them instantly torched the court’s building, using petroleum. I quickly ran away to avoid being killed because I was alone.”
The acting Kano State Police PRO, DSP Mustapha Abubakar, confirmed the incident, and added that Police had commenced investigation into the matter.