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Cops repel attack on INEC & police ‘B’ Division Akwa, as fleeing gunmen record heavy casualties


Anambra State Commissioner of police, Chris Owolabi says police operatives gallantry repelled the attack on ‘B’ Division and the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by suspected gunmen on Sunday, 23rd of May 2021.

According to CP Owolabi during a press briefing held at INEC office today, Monday, 24/05/2021, said although the charge room of Police ‘B’ Division and some INEC facilities were burnt, but the gunmen recorded heavy casualties.

The Commissioner further stated that investigations is still ongoing to enable the force apprehend the injured ones but assured the people of Anambra improved security system.

He enjoined the public to provide the police with necessary information that will help their operation, especially when there is suspected movement within their area.

The CP also said that more information will be made available to the public on the development as the investigation continues, and commended his men for their alertness.

CP Awolabi during his interaction with the press assured that the state security operatives including the military, DSS among others are ever ready to ensure a safe and secure Anambra and advised anyone indulging in any form of criminality to desist from it as Anambra is not safe for them.

Also speaking, the Anambra Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji noted that the main building of INEC is safe.

Apart from seven operational vehicles, the stock and collation centers were gutted by fire as a result of the attack. Also, no major casualty was recorded due to prompt response of the police operatives.

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