One killed as gunmen attack INEC office in Anambra


By Aminu Kutama

Gunmen have attacked the Idemili South LG office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State, the gunmen were also said to have attacked a police station in the Ojoto area.

Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesperson of the Anambra police command, confirmed the incident, adding that a teenager was killed while another sustained gunshot injury in the police station attack.

Ikenga said the attack took place in the wee hours of Wednesday.

“The hoodlums, who came in their numbers at about 1:45 a.m. today with four unmarked Sienna cars, armed with improvised explosive devices, petrol bombs, invaded the INEC office, the police station and a residential building within the station,” he said.

“Unfortunately, a 16-year-old relative of a serving policeman in the station was murdered by the armed men while another 15-year-old girl sustained gunshot injury.”

The Anambra police spokesperson also said that the injured girl was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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