A policeman lost his life on Sunday ,January 15th, 2023, after unknown gunmen attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State at about 9pm.
Sources said the attack was unsuccessful as the gunmen were subsequently repelled by the Police and Army personnel from 82 Division.
The security gatehouse was razed. Fortunately, the attackers could not gain access to the main building as a result of the rapid response from the Police and Army personnel from 82 Division. The State Commissioner of Police and the REC were personally at the scene immediately they received information about the attack.
Of the two Policemen deployed to protect the facility, one of them lost his life while the other sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, the commission had assured that the attacks won’t prevent it’s preparation for the 2023 general election.
Reacting to the development, the Chairman of Enugu South Council Area of Enugu State, Barr. Chimezie Robinson Nkwuo, condemned the Sunday night attack while sympathising with the victims of the incident.
Barr. Nkwuo said the attack is ungodly and worrisome while calling for a halt of such inhumane activities by the perpetuators.
He urged the people not to panic but go out to collect their their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, while assuring them that an in depth investigation is underway.