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Another INEC Office Attacked In Enugu, Policeman Killed


INEC Office in Enugu attacked by gunmen

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Independent National Electoral Commission,(INEC) has reported another attack on one of its facilities in Enugu South Local Government Area, Enugu State.

The commission said one of the policemen deployed to the location was also killed and another injured.

The attackers, who could not gain entry to the main building, razed the security gate house around 9 p.m last night (Sunday), said INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye.

He said, in a statement, that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Enugu State, Chukuwuemeka Chukwu reported that the attackers could not get entry into the main building as a result of the rapid response from the police and army personnel from 82 Division.

“Of the two policemen deployed to protect the facility, one of them lost his life while the other sustained injuries and is receiving treatment,” he said. “The commission prays for the repose of the soul of the deceased policeman and the speedy recovery of the injured.”

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He said a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in Enugu State co-chaired by the REC and the commissioner of police in the state has been convened to discuss the latest incident and design additional strategies for fortifying the offices and protecting the personnel and materials.

Although INEC facilities have been targets of attacks across the country in the past few years, attacks in the South East and South-south accounts for over 70 per cent of the total attacks.

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