16-year-old killed as gunmen attack INEC office, police station in Anambra


An unnamed 16-year-old has died from attacks by gunmen in Anambra State on Wednesday.

The attacks were carried out on the Idemili South Local Government Area office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and a police station in Ojoto.

Spokesperson for the Enugu State Police Command Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the attack and added that two casualties were recorded.

“The hoodlums, who came in their numbers at about 1:45 a.m. today with four unmarked Sienna cars, armed with improvised explosive devices and petrol bombs, invaded the INEC office, the police station and a residential building within the station.

“Unfortunately, a 16-year-old relative of a serving policeman in the station was murdered by the armed men while another 15-year-old girl sustained gunshot injury,” Mr Ikenga said.

The police image maker added that the injured girl was taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment