By Our Reporter
Unknown men Sunday night set ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) located at Ogrute, headquarters of Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
A curfew from 6pm to 6am was imposed on the local government area, alongside Igboeze South, following increasing cases of crimes in those areas. Adadareporters reported that two policemen were killed by unknown gunmen at Ogrute in June.
No group has however claimed responsibilities for the burning of the INEC headquarters. Ogrute is militarised following the curfew. The road from Ogrute to Kogi State was before the curfew alleged to be the route of escape by unknown gunmen after operations.
There has not been official confirmation of the attack by the Enugu State Police Command.
Meanwhile, residents of Aji community, a neighbouring community of Ogrute, were last night forced to seek refuge following heavy gunshots in the area.
A resident who does not want his name mentioned told our correspondent that, “It all started in the evening. We thought the shots were from military men enforcing the curfew imposed on our local government area by the state government.
“When the shooting increased, the panic sent all of us into hiding. Perhaps, the unknown gunmen were behind it. They had threatened to attack the military checkpoint at Ogrute. We pray for peace to return to our place. It was terrible. The shots sounded as if we were in a war.”