Gunmen Attack, Burn Down INEC Head Office, Vehicles

‘Unknown Gunmen’ terrorising many parts of Nigeria’s southeast region, on Monday morning attacked and burnt down the Imo State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) located along Port Harcourt road in Owerri, the state capital.

The attack reportedly occurred around 2:30 am.

The building of the Election and Political Party Monitoring Liason and parts of the main building were attacked.

It was gathered that the outlaws who were in a convoy of more than five vehicles moved from the Okigwe road shooting sporadically. Vehicles were also set ablaze.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chinenye Chijioke-Osuji, confirmed the attack. She said security agents promptly responded, neutralised the gunmen and recovered arms and ammunition.

Three of the criminals were gunned down by the police. Their bodies were seen lying on the ground.

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