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Gunmen attack police station, INEC office in Anambra, kill a boy


By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Gunmen, Wednesday, attacked the office of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State, setting the edifice ablaze.

The gunmen also attacked a Police Station in Nnobi, same Idemili South LGA in the same local government area, and a residential building within the station, killing a boy, and injured a girl.

A source who disclosed this, noted that the hoodlums used improvised explosive devise (IED), but could not state other items damaged during the attacks.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incidents in a statement explained that the attacks occured at about 1:45 am on Wednesday.

Ikenga, who recalled that the attackers came in huge number in four Toyota Sienna vehicles, noted that the command has made heavy deployment of security personnel around the state to forestall future attacks in other places.

He said, “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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