Police Foil Attack On INEC Officials In Anambra

The joint security operatives in Anambra State have foiled an attempt by hoodlums to harm officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at Ukpor High School in Nnewi South local government area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that the INEC staff were with some members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, undergraduates and some Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDA, officials training adhoc staff for the forthcoming general elections.

No casualties were recorded, but eyewitnesses said the commotion caused by the armed men disrupted training programme in the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the inicident, saying joint security patrols have been intensified in the area.

He added that efforts were ongoing to track down the hoodlums and make them to face the law.

The police spokesman assured that the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has put in place a dynamic policing strategy to respond to any emergency and security concerns.

He also assured a hitch-free 2023 elections in the state.

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