Gunmen, in the early hours of yesterday, attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ojoto community, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The gunmen also attacked a police station in Nnobi community in the same LGA. A residential building in the station was also attacked and a 16-year-old boy killed, while a 15-year-old girl was injured.

Sources said the gunmen burnt the INEC office using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the ugly incidents in a statement, adding that the hoodlums stormed the areas around 1:45am. He said the attackers came in their numbers and  stormed the two locations in four Toyota Sienna vehicles.

The statement reads: “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.

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“The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45am, 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.”