Unknown gunmen attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Enugu on Monday, killing one police officer and injuring several others. The attack took place in the early hours of the morning, with the gunmen storming the office and opening fire on security personnel.
According to witnesses, the attackers arrived in a convoy of vehicles and were heavily armed. They targeted the INEC office, which is located in a busy area of the city, and engaged in a shootout with the police officers on duty. One police officer was killed in the attack and several others were injured.
The INEC office was also damaged during the attack, with several windows and doors being shattered by the gunfire. Several voting machines and other equipment were also destroyed.
The police have launched an investigation into the attack and are currently searching for the gunmen. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, and the motives behind it are still unclear.
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This attack is a serious blow to the electoral process in Nigeria, as it undermines the security and integrity of the electoral commission and can cast doubt on the credibility of the election. The international community is closely monitoring the situation, and many experts are calling for swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The electoral commission and the government have assured the public that necessary steps will be taken to ensure the safety and security of INEC offices and other facilities across the country.
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