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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have attacked the Ukpor High School training camp being used by INEC to train its officials ahead of the general elections.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the hoodlums invaded the school located in the Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and disrupted the activities of the electoral commission, trainers, and trainees.
A source said, ‘We thank God there was no loss of life in the attack. There is a need for adequate security to be beefed up around the area so that these INEC officials will be allowed to work and ensure hitch-free elections next.
Confirming the incident, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said, ‘No life was lost. Joint security patrols have been intensified in the area and efforts are still ongoing to track down the criminal elements. Further development shall be communicated, please.’
In another report, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen invaded the secretariat of the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State and set the High Court located on the premises ablaze yesterday.
A source, while narrating the incident to newsmen, disclosed that the gunmen invaded the secretariat around 11.30 pm, adding that different sections of the court were razed by the fire.
The source said, ‘The Magistrate’s Court registry, record office of the Appeal Court, file room, office of the secretary to the judge of the high court, office of the high court’s bailiff, the chamber of the judge of the high court judge, were partly burnt. The whole of the block has cracked and no reasonable human being will go close to the facility.’
The Sole Administrator of the Oguta LGA, Ofili Ijioma, said that the case had been reported to security agents, adding that an investigation would unravel those behind the attack.