‘Voters’ Killed As Gunmen Attacked Polling Units During Enugu LGA Election

‘Voters’ Killed As Gunmen Attacked Polling Units During Enugu LGA Election

About five persons were reportedly killed on Wednesday as gunmen attacked polling units – during the Local Government election in Enugu State.

The gunmen are said to have 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.

It is said that; the armed men 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, told Throne Magazine Reporters that: the gunmen were heard shouting that they had warned that there should no longer be elections in any part of the South East.

The news crew of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service was also attacked.

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 seen 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.

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