Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Hoodlums believed to be the dreaded unknown gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the office of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area, 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, 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 filing this report.
Confirming the incident in a statement, Spokesperson of Anambra Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said the attack happened about 1:45 am on Wednesday.
He confirmed that the attackers came in huge numbers, and were ferried to the scenes of the incidents in four Toyota Sienna vehicles.
He added that the command had made heavy deployment of security personnel around the state to forestall such attacks 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,” the statement said.