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How Thugs Disrupted Rerun Election In Enugu

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that hoodlums yesterday disrupted the court-ordered rerun election in the Enugu South 1 State Constituency.

According to a post on its X handle on Thursday evening, INEC stated that while election materials were destroyed, no casualties were recorded.

It wrote; “A report from our Enugu State office indicates that hoodlums have disrupted the court-ordered re-run election in the Enugu South 1 State Constituency.

“Fortunately, no casualties were reported, but election materials were destroyed, and voters were obstructed from casting their votes.

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Our officials have been safely evacuated with assistance from security agencies.

“In contrast, the supplementary election in the Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency of Taraba State is unfolding peacefully across three Local Government areas,”  the commission stated.

In another report, the Police Command in Imo State has confirmed an attack on a Correctional Service Farm Settlements, in Umualomoke community in the Okigwe Local Government Area of the state leading to the abduction of the officer in charge of the farm settlement, the death of a police inspector and the release of at least seven inmates.

In a statement by the police spokesman, Henry Okoye, the Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, has deployed the Command’s Special Tactical Squad to go all out in synergy with the military and other sister security agencies and hunt down those responsible for the attack.

In the statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, he also confirmed that the gunmen also attacked the residence of the lawmaker representing Imo North Senatorial District, Patrick Ndubeze, located within the area.

Okoye noted that the police commissioner has mandated the tactical team to intensify efforts in ensuring that the kidnapped officer is rescued unhurt and the fleeing inmates arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

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