December 03, (THEWILL) – Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have repelled an attack on the Orlu office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State.
A statement by the Spokesperson of the Command, Michael Abattam, said gunmen in their numbers, attacked the office at about 4:30 pm on Friday, shooting sporadically.
Abattam said the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) thrown at the building, were unable to damage the security post of the office.
He said the gunmen were later engaged in a gun duel by the police, who overpowered them and gave them a hot chase, adding that many of the hoodlums sustained serious wounds.
Abattam said “investigation is ongoing and efforts on top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects.”
“They cannot go far because of the volume of blood stains that were seen on the ground after their escape”, he added.