Gunmen attack INEC secretariat, police division in Anambra

By AdvocateNews on 24/05/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 614


Unknown gunmen Sunday evening attacked B Division of the Nigeria Police Divisional Station and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa, Anambra.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the fully armed attackers came in three Hilux trucks at about 8pm on Sunday, May 23.

An eyewitness who almost ran into the troubled area located in between the popular Ekwueme Square, Awka said the bandits shot into the air close to one hour at B Police Division before proceeding to INEC office.

The source who spoke in anonymity, said before proceeding to INEC, the gunmen drove to Aroma junction and shot in the air for about 10 minutes which made residents scamper for safety before they headed down to INEC.

Though the source said he could not speak on causality figure, it added that there was likelihood of collosal damage at both institutions with possible killings of human beings.

“I saw flames of fire going up from the police station and INEC offices, but I cannot say whether people were killed or not because I did not go closer,” he said.

When contacted, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra said he had received information on the attack in his office,  but that he could not officially comment on the matter.

“I need to get clear picture of what happened in my office before I can speak”, he said.

In the same vein,  DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) said he was still making contacts to get correct situation of things around the two federal institutions in the state. -NAN

Posted 24/05/2021 03:56:46 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
CBN disburses N338.6b intervention funds

Certificate scandal: Group writes Buhari to demand sack...

Nigeria elections 2019: List of Governors-elect, States, political...

Fani-Kayode: Gumi’s statement on soldiers reckless, dangerous

Appeal Court affirms Ortom’s reelection as Benue gov,...

Enugu APC guber candidate, Ayogu Eze’s spokesman defects...

National Assembly won’t gag media, says Senate

Herdsmen: Foreigners are not involved in Nigeria’s killings...

PROTEST: Ogbete traders reject Eze-led Caretaker, demand new...

INEC reschedules elections in Rivers, Lagos, Anambra

Police inaugurate team to implement SARS reform in...

Our house is on fire —Gbajabiamila

 

Latest News Violence, protests rock APC congresses, factions battle in states Senate probes alleged secret withdrawal of N151.3bn from Federation Account Kanu orders dry fasting as October 21 trial approaches Tension in Ebonyi as Umahi seals off hotel hosting PDP temporal office ahead of congress Calabar explosion: It is routine exercise, no cause for panic — Army Anambra: IGP’s deployment of 34,000 officers, 3 helicopters is preparation for war not election Buhari congratulates newly elected NUJ Executives SEEDS OF DESTINY 15 OCTOBER 2021 —THE POWER TO GET WEALTH Ayu’s emergence as chair: North gets PDP’s nod to contest 2023 Presidency Banks get deadline on dead customers’ BVN Minister accuses former Nigerian president’s daughter of forging documents to claim land Kaduna residents lament suspension of firewood, charcoal for cooking

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (187,207 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (187,195 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (187,193 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (187,193 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (187,192 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (187,192 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (187,191 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (187,051 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (182,961 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (182,362 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (146,341 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (144,734 views)

 

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (6,931) FAITH (157) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (131) SPORTS (53) BUSINESS (367) HEALTH (58) EDUCATION (49) ENTERTAINMENT (51) INTERNATIONAL (177) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (38)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.