According to the Imo State Police Command, the Indigenous People of Biafra carried out the attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state (IPOB).
Do you recall the shooting that occurred at the INEC office in Owerri, Imo State? The incident that occurred on Monday resulted in the deaths of no less than three suspects.
No crucial election materials were damaged; the attack only affected the portion of the building that the Election and Party Monitoring (EPM) Department occupied.
The Command’s spokesman, Mike Abattam, said that IPOB members were the shooters that attacked INEC’s office in the state during the attack on Channels Television.
Investigations into the incident, according to information provided by Abbatam, suggested that the attack was carried out by a prohibited organisation.
“They are suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra,” he said. Those who will be considered complicit will be determined by the results of our investigation.
“We pursued them hard. Three of them were neutralized as a result of the tactical teams from the Command being able to pursue them.
The attack on the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri, the state capital, has been denounced by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma.
Uzodinma asserted that the attack on the INEC facility is evidence that insecurity in the state is motivated by politics while speaking with journalists at the police headquarters in Owerri.
The governor continued by alleging that some politicians were to blame for the state’s escalating insecurity and said that his administration will pursue anyone accountable.
According to Uzodimma, certain politicians in the state aspired to win elections without engaging in electioneering.
The governor promised that his administration will continue to assist and motivate security personnel in their efforts to keep the state safe.
“This is another evidence that Imo State’s instability is politically manufactured,” he said. Politicians in Imo State aim to win elections without participating in the electioneering process. However, I am pleased with the actions taken by the police and other security personnel. We will keep assisting them in performing their work more effectively.
“I want to reassure the Imo people that it is safe to return home and celebrate Christmas. Before, during, and after the Christmas season, the security personnel are in control of the situation and prepared to offer sufficient security.
State Commissioner of Police Muhammed Berde briefed the governor, informing him that three of the suspects had been murdered and two had been apprehended alive.
The incident resulted in the death of one police officer and the injury of another, according to Berde.
He claimed that the gunmen left behind three AK-47s, three GPD weapons, charms, cash, ATM cards, locally made explosives, and other artifacts.