Five killed as unknown gunmen attack Council Elections in Enugu
Some unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed five persons, injured many others, and burnt vehicles during separate attacks at two polling units in Enugu South and Agbani council areas of Enugu State.
The incident happened during the elections for the office of the 17 council chairmen and 260 councillorship wards conducted by the state’s Independent Electoral Commission on Wednesday.
Although, the election which was marred by apathy, was largely peaceful except in Aninri, Awgu, Nkanu West and Enugu South where hoodlums reportedly rained terror.
Sources reported that the gunmen invaded the polling units at Obeagu ward III in Enugu South Local Government Area and another polling unit at Akpugo in Nkanu West LGA, and disrupted the exercise.
One of the sources said the hoodlums destroyed electoral materials after chasing away voters.
According to the source who simply gave his name as Cyprian Nwobodo, about five persons were shot and killed while some people escaped with matchet cuts and bullet wounds. They also burnt two vehicles belonging to community members who came to exercise their voting rights, the source added.