By Charles Nwabardi
Combined efforts of the operatives of the Enugu State Police Command and other security agencies on Sunday stalled what would have been another monumental disaster as unknown armed miscreants attempted to set the Enugu Headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) ablaze.
SECURITY REPORTERS.com investigation revealed that the armed miscreants at about 8.30pm on Sunday attempted to carry out the dastardly act but were stiffly resisted by joint security operatives, who swiftly mobilized to the scene.
Our source confirmed that the Enugu State Fire Service personnel, who promptly responded to calls put across to them, helped in quenching fire already set on four (4) vehicles and two (2) cushions within the office premises.
It was also gathered that the State Commissioner of Police,Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, who immediately raced to the scene alongside Heads of other Security Agencies in the State, has ordered the emplacement of adequate security within the precincts of the office and the launch of a full-scale investigation to unravel the mystery behind the act as well as fish out the assailants.
He has also enjoined law-abiding citizens of the State to remain vigilant and promptly volunteer useful information that will help the Police in their investigation.
It will be recalled that in March this year, unknown gunmen had similarly attacked the Headquarters of the Imo State Police Command and the Nigerian Correctional Service Center, both in Owerri during over 1800 inmates escaped. Since then several attacks on police and other public formations particularly in the South East have been recorded.
The country home of the incumbent Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma was similarly attacked in April this year during which some security attachees lost their lives.