Policeman killed as gunmen attack Enugu INEC office

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An attack on a facility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu by unknown gunmen, has left a police officer dead.

Another police operative is said to have sustained injury from the attack which occurred at about 9.12 pm on Sunday.

National Commissioner and Chairman Voter Education and Information Committee, Festus Okoye confirmed the attack in a statement on Monday.

According to him, the security gatehouse was razed but the attackers could not gain access to the main building as a result of the rapid response from the police and Army personnel from the 82 Division.

The state police commissioner and the Resident Electoral Commission were also personally at the scene immediately after they received information about the attack.

“A policeman died as a result of the attack while the other who was also securing the facility sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital,” the statement read partly.

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