Three Killed As Gunmen Attack INEC Head Office In Imo

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Gunmen have attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) head office in Owerri, the Imo state.

Three Killed As Gunmen Attack INEC Head Office In Imo  TalkGlitz learned that the gunmen launched their attack early on Monday morning,

The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mike Abbatam, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

He said three gunmen were killed while two firebombs were recovered from the scene.

“We killed three of the attackers and recovered three AK47 rifles and pump action guns. We also recovered two explosives and three of their vehicles,” Abbatam said.

This incident is coming a few days after an INEC office was attacked in the Orlu Local Government Area of the state.

Suspected hoodlums had similarly torched the commission’s offices in Ebonyi, Osun and Ogun States within the past four weeks, sparking fears that some people were plotting to derail the conduct of the 2023 elections.

The Owerri attack, which was carried out around 3 am this morning, was, however, repelled as three of the perpetrators, including their commander, were gunned down.

According to a witness, “one of the hoodlums was captured alive”.

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