The Police in Anambra State have confirmed attacks on the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission and Police B’Division in Awka, the state capital, on Sunday night.
Gunmen had around 9:00pm on Sunday invaded both facilities with some police officers feared dead in the attack.
Eyewitnesses said the attack lasted for about two hours.
“The gunmen set the police station and INEC office ablaze. It was followed by what looks like mass robbery in the area with gunshots everywhere. It was like we were in Sambisa Forest,” an eyewitness said.
It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the area in three Hilux vehicles.
“They shot for more than one hour at B-Division before leaving. They then stopped at Ekwueme Square and shot for about 10 minutes before proceeding to the INEC office which they set on fire,” the eyewitness added.