A magistrate court in Koki area of Kano state was on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 burnt down by armed thugs numbering over thirty, Vanguard reports.
Speaking anonymously, the security guard of the court 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 approaching 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.”
Another eye witness, Nuhu Ishaq, who resides in the area said the thugs attacked him on his way to the mosque, leaving him with injuries.
Other residents blamed the police from Jakara police division as they claimed the hoodlums would have been stopped in their tracks if the police had arrived as soon as they were informed of the attack.
Their story was however contradicted by Mustapha Abubakar, the acting Kano statepolice public relations officer who said the police arrived immediately they were informed. He added that investigation into the case has begun in earnest.