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One Dead As Gunmen Attack Anambra INEC Office, Police Station

There was tension in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State as some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Wednesday.

Also, the hoodlums attacked the Nnobi Police Station and a residential building within the station, located also in the Idemili South Local Government Area.

A source said the hoodlums burnt the commission’s headquarters using Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs.

NIGERIACRIME gathered that the hoodlums invaded the community in four unmarked Sienna vehicles, and were heavily armed.

According to a source, while shooting, the assailants killed a 16-year-old boy, a relative of a serving policeman in the station, while another victim, a 15-year-old female, sustained a gunshot injury and had been taken to the hospital where she was receiving treatment.

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The level of damage in the police station was, however, not yet ascertained at the time of this report.

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

He said the command had heavily deployed security personnel around the state to forestall such attacks in other places.

The statement reads, “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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