Gunmen have attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra state.
Confirming the incident, Anambra state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said security had been reinforced in the areas.
He said, “Anambra state police command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office in ldemili South, Ojoto 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.”