Rampaging gunmen on Monday morning launched ruthless attack on the office of Independent National Electoral Commission in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
A fraction of the building News Band gathered, was damaged after it was torched by a firebomb.
The spokesman of Imo State Police command, Mike Abbatam, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said three gunmen were taken out while two firebombs were recovered from the scene.
Also, AK47 rifles and some pump action guns and eight vehicles were recovered from the ragtag gunmen.
A source while confirming the attack said, “This morning, gunmen launched a vociferous attack on the INEC office in Owerri, Imo State but the joint security team was able to repel them and killed three of the attackers, including their commander.
“Seven vehicles were recovered, including seven AK47 and pump action rifles. Many of the gunmen escaped with bullet wounds. But one police vehicle was burned by the hoodlums.”
But Abattam said only three AK47 rifles and vehicles were recovered.
He stated, “We killed three of the attackers and recovered three AK47 rifles and pump action guns. We also recovered two explosives and three of their vehicles.”
It was gathered that security had been beefed up in parts of Owerri, following the incident.