Again Gunmen Attacked INEC Facility In Ojoto, Police Division In Nnobi Anambra State With Petrol Bombs Killing 1, Another Injured
- February 1, 2023
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Yet to be identified Gunmen in their numbers attacked office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facility in Ojoto and Police Divisional Headquarters in Nnobi, all in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. At least one person has been confirmed dead while another sustained gun injury following
The ugly attack by yet-to-be-identified gunmen took place at about 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Sources from the community said that the gunmen, in their numbers, stormed the INEC office in four unmarked Toyota Sienna vehicles and threw improvised explosive devices in the area.
The level of damage at the INEC office could not be ascertained as of the time of this report. The attack on Police Divisional Headquarters in Nnobi left a 16-year-old boy dead while a 15-year-old girl sustained a gunshot injury. The police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the two separate attacks in a statement on Wednesday.
Mr Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police, said the 16-year-old boy killed by the gunmen is a relative of a serving police officer in the facility. He did not give the identity of the 15-year-old girl who was injured during the attack. The police spokesperson said the gunmen attacked the INEC facility with petrol bombs and other explosives.
“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 Seina vehicles, armed with IEDs, Petrol bombs and other explosives, 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 situation is being monitored and further details shall be communicated, please.”