The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government area of Anambra state, was attacked by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The gunmen who also attacked a Police Station and a residential building in the same local government were said to be armed with dangerous weapons, including petrol bombs.
It was reported that the attack left a boy aged 16 dead and a girl aged 15 wounded.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said the attack happened at about 1:45 am on Wednesday, ensuring that the attackers came in huge numbers and arrived in four Toyota Sienna vehicles.
The statement reads; Anambra State Police Command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office in idemili south, Ojoto and Nnobi Police Station.
The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am today 1/2/2023, with four unmarked Sienna vehicles, armed with IEDs, Petrol bombs and other explosives.
They 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.?