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Gunmen set INEC headquarters ablaze, attack police station in Anambra

Gunmen have attacked the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Police B’Division in Awka, Anambra State.

The INEC office was set ablaze while the Police station was attacked by the gunmen around 9pm on Sunday.

Some police officers were feared killed in the attack, which lasted for about 2 hours. It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the area in three Hilux vehicles.

An eyewitness, who spoke to newsmen, said, “The gunmen set the police station and INEC office ablaze. It was followed by what looks like mass robbery in the area with gunshots everywhere. It was like we were in Sambisa Forest.

“They shot for more than one hour at B-Division before leaving. They then stopped at Ekwueme Square and shot for about 10 minutes before proceeding to the INEC Office which they set on fire.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident but said he had scanty information on the development.

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