With 24 days to the general elections, another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and a Police station have been attacked in Ojoto and Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The hoodlums carried out the horrific attack which killed a 16-year-old boy and also left a 15-year-old girl battling for her life due to injuries sustained in the bomb attack at the INEC office, Persecondnews reports.
The perpetrators of the dastardly act which occurred in the wee-hours of Wednesday, had arrived in four Siena vehicles loaded with IEDs, petrol bombs and other explosives.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman for Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am and launched the attacks on INEC facilities.
He assured that the 15 years old girl with gunshot injury is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Ikenga said: “Anambra State Police Command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office and Nnobi Police Station.
“The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am today 1/2/2023, with four unmarked Siena 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.”