Gunmen attack INEC office, police station, residential building in Anambra

Gunmen attack INEC office, police station, residential building in Anambra

By Ovat Abeng

Gunmen early Wednesday morning attacked the office if Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A source said the hoodlums burnt the commission’s headquarters in the area, using improvised explosive devise (IED).

The gunmen also attacked a Police Station in Nnobi, in the same local government area, and a residential building inside the station, where they killed a boy, and injured a girl.

The level of damage in the police station was however not ascertained as at the time of going to press.

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The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incidents in a press statement.

He said the attack happened at about 1:45 am on Wednesday, confirming that the attackers came in huge number, and we’re ferried to the scenes of the incidents in four Toyota Sienna vehicles.

He added that the command has made heavy deployment of security personnel around the state to forestall such atta ks in other places.

The release read: “Anambra State Police Command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office in idemili south, Ojoto and Nnobi Police Station.

“The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am today 1/2/2023, with four unmarked Sienna vehicles, armed with IEDs, Petrol bombs and other explosives.

“They invaded the INEC office, the Police Station and the residential building in the station. Unfortunately, one boy aged 16 years a relative of a serving policeman in the station was murdered by the armed men, while the other, a female aged 15 years old sustained a gunshot injury. She has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving treatment.”

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