The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ojoto Community, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the most recent incident took place on Wednesday about 1:45 a.m.
According to sources in the neighbourhood, the gunmen rushed the INEC headquarters in four unmarked Toyota Sienna vehicles and detonated improvised explosive devices nearby.
As of the time of this report, it was impossible to determine the extent of the damage at the INEC office.
In addition, a Police Divisional Headquarters in Nnobi, another community in the council area, was reportedly attacked by the gunmen.
According to reports, during the attack on the police building, two gunmen killed a 16-year-old boy and shot a 15-year-old girl.
Tochukwu Ikenga, the Anambra State police spokesperson, acknowledged the two distinct attacks in a statement on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old boy killed by the shooters was a relative of a police officer who was stationed there at the time, according to Mr. Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police. The 15-year-old girl who was hurt during the attack was not identified by him.
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“She has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving treatment,” he said of the injured female victim.
The police spokesperson said the gunmen attacked the INEC facility with petrol bombs and other explosives.
Mr Ikenga said the gunmen also attacked a residential building in the police facility.
He, however, said the police have reinforced security deployment in the state following the attacks.
“The situation is being monitored,” he assured.