Gunmen attack Ojota, raid INEC office, others

Armed hoodlums have attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ojoto, Idemili South L.G.A., Anambra. The arson raid happened early Wednesday, February 1.

According to a source, the armedmen used provisional explosives to set the office in the area (IED) ablaze.

In the same local government, a police station and a residence building were attacked, causing the death of a boy with a girl injured.

D.S.P. Toochukwu Ikenga, spokesman for the state police command, released a press statement confirming the incidents.

He said that the thugs were very many, transported in four Toyota Sienna vehicles according to eyewitnesses, and they started the raids from about 1:45 A.M. on Wednesday.

He also added that security personnel has been heavily supplied the area to prevent further threats.

“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 reads.