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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

BREAKING: IPOB militias invade Enugu polling units, kill 5 voters, injure reporters

No fewer than five persons were feared killed when gunmen suspected to belong the militant group, IPOB attacked two polling units during the Local Government election in Enugu State, on Wednesday.

Intel Region understands through daily trust  that  gunmen invaded the polling units at Obeagu ward III in Enugu South Local Government Area and another polling unit at Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area. The armed men disrupted the exercise by destroying electoral materials after chasing away voters. 

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The militant who were armed to the teeth  disrupted the exercise by destroying electoral materials after chasing away voters. 

Apart from those killed, some persons sustained injuries while vehicles were set ablaze.

An eyewitness, who did not want his name mentioned, because of fear being killed by the IPOB members said the gunmen were heard shouting that they had warned that there should no longer be elections in any part of ‘Biafraland’

The news crew of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) was also attacked at Obeagu. 

Two ESBS reporters – Chiamaka Ezeaputa and Chigozie Alex-Nwafor – alongside the driver, Ebuka Collins Ogbozor, escaped. 

A staffer of NAN, who did not want to be mentioned, confirmed that one of their staff was involved in the incident, which he described as “very volatile and unfortunate”. Footages of vehicles burning in different spots within a compound that looked like a polling station, are currently in circulation. Also, broken plastic chairs and tables as well as papers believed to be for the election littered the ground. A male victim wearing a T-shirt and a shot was see bleeding profusely. It seems the attackers shot him as some in the background were heard asking the victim to calm down as they were making arrangement to rush him to a hospital at Agbani. 

Enugu Police Spokesperson, did not pick his call, till it rang out, as at the time of filing this report 

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