NigeriaPolice Kill 3, Capture Two Alive In Owerri

Police Kill 3, Capture Two Alive In Owerri


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Owerri, Nigeria – Imo State Police have gun down three gunmen who were part of the gang that invaded the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri the capital of the state.

The affected INEC office after the attack | Courtesy

It was gathered that on Monday the gunmen approached the INEC office to set it ablaze, but were promptly neutralised by the police who also arrested two others with bullet wounds.

The security operatives in Imo State are also combing the nooks and crannies of the Owerri for the fleeing members of the gang believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds when the police engaged them at the INEC office on Port Harcourt Road in the early hours of Monday.


While addressing the press, Governor Hope Uzodimma wondered why bandits should think of attacking the INEC office at this time the body is preparing seriously for the upcoming elections if they were not being used.

“We need to decode the motive behind the action and why INEC is the target.” The governor said.

He said what happened and events of the past confirms what he has always said that, “what is happening in Imo State is politically contrived, and justifiably so.”

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He wondered why “some people think they can win election yet they don’t want elections to hold, how then will they win?”

“INEC does not need this type of distraction at this point and stage of our elections, rather they should be supported by all and sundry. But contrary to that what we now see are people creating distractions here and there and attacking innocent people.

“If now we put one and two together and recall that people have threatened that Imo State will be made ungovernable and there will be no elections in Imo State, that is the attempt to achieve their purpose.”

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The governor however urged the citizens to be calm as police are doing all they can to ensure peace reign in the state and further employ the people to go out and collect their PVCs as the state and INEC have decentralized the team.

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