The Nigeria Police Divisional Station and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Akwa, Anambra State, were on Sunday night, attacked by some armed attackers.
It was gathered that the hoodlums, who attacked the popular Ekwueme Square area of Awka in three Hilux trucks, exchanged gunfire with policemen at the B Division Police Station gor about an hour, before attacking the INEC office.
Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra, said he had received information on the attack in his office.
“I need to get clear picture of what happened in my office before I can speak”, he said.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said he was still making contacts to get correct situation of things around the two federal institutions in the state.
According to a witness: “I saw flames going up from the police station and INEC offices, but I cannot say whether people were killed or not because I did not go closer,” the witness said.
Other residents reported possibility of deaths, as the hoodlums appeared to have subdued the police before moving to INEC office.