By Uzair Adam Imam
Unknown gunmen have stormed the Enugu state office of the National Electoral Commission (INEC) and set the place on fire.
The attack, which was coming few days to the country’s general elections, also lead to the murder of a policeman, who was shot by the gunmen and breathed his last on the spot.
Festus Okaye, the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, delayed the news go journalists.
He said that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Enugu State, Dr. Chukwuemeka J. Chukwu, reported the incident to the headquarters of the commission.
He added that, “The incident occurred around 9.12pm yesterday, Sunday 15th January 2023. The security gatehouse was razed. Of the two Policemen deployed to protect the facility, one of them lost his life while the other sustained injuries and is receiving treatment.”
“The commission prays for the repose of the soul of the deceased policeman and the speedy recovery of the injured. The attack is being investigated by the security agencies,” Okoye said.
He added that it was very fortunate that the attackers could not gain access to the main building as a result of responses from police and army personnel 82 Division.