Gunmen attack INEC office, police station, residential building in Anambra


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was attacked by gunmen early on Wednesday morning.

According to a source, the thugs used IEDs to burn down the commission’s headquarters.

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In the same local government area, the gunmen also attacked a police station in Nnobi and a residential building inside of it, where they killed a boy and injured a girl.


However, at the time of this report, the extent of the damage in the police station had not yet been determined.

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

He claimed that the attack took place at around 1:45 am on Wednesday, confirming that a large number of attackers arrived, and that four Toyota Sienna vehicles transported them to the scene of the incidents.


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He further stated that in order to prevent similar attacks in other locations, the command had heavily deployed security personnel throughout the state.

According to the press release, the Anambra State Police Command has increased security in the state as a result of an attack on the INEC office in Idemili South, Ojoto, and Nnobi Police Station on Tuesday, January 29, 2023.


“By 1:45 am on this day, 1/2/2023, the hoodlums arrived in large numbers, driving four unmarked Sienna vehicles loaded with IEDs, petrol bombs, and other explosives.

“They broke into the INEC office, the police station, and the station’s residential building. Sadly, one boy, who was 16 years old and a relative of a station employee, was shot and killed by the armed men, and the other victim was a 15-year-old girl. She was brought to the hospital, where she is getting medical attention.

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