Awka: Police Says No One Died In INEC Attack

CP Chris Owolabi assumes duty as 30th Commissioner of Police Anambra State

Yemisi Izuora

The Police in Anambra has said no one died during Sunday night attacks on the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka.

The State Commissioner of Police, Chris Owolabi, however, disclosed that four of the attackers were killed by Police operatives that repelled them.

He said the state capital had remained peaceful, and called on the residents to go about their normal businesses as security had been beefed up across the state.

“It was a 95 percent success for us on Sunday because God is on our side. The attack on our charge room at B Division was a decoy to attack INEC office.

“We mobilised and waited for them. My men were in their element. We demobilised their three vehicles, recovered six pump action guns, one AK -47 and one General Purpose Machine Gun from them.

“It was unfortunate that they succeeded in burning the collation centre of INEC and four vehicles, but it was a huge success for us.

“We didn’t record any casualty but investigations are still going on and after it, we give you full details.” stated Owolabi.

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