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Anambra Election: Fears As Gunshot Is Heard At Uzokwa Ward 3



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Sounds of gunshots have been reported outside Abobot Girls Secondary School, in Uzokwa Ward 3 of Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

At the moment, it could not be confirmed if the gunshot was a show of force by security operatives, non-state actors or some hoodlums.

Voting had started peacefully and the exercise was going smoothly across polling units in Uzokwa Ward 3 earlier until the gunshots rented the air.

The State Police Commissioner, Echeng Echeng, had confirmed earlier that no fewer than a thousand cops are deployed to Ihiala local government area to assure electorates of maximum security and smooth running of the state gubernatorial election on Tuesday (today).

Echeng revealed this on Monday night while appearing on Channels TV live programme.

Naija News had reported earlier that no single electoral officer was sighted at Abobot Girls Secondary School, Uzokwa Ward 3 at about 12:00 PM today.

The ward alone, according to reports, has no fewer than 20 Polling Units and is just a stone throw from the Ihiala Local Government Area Headquarters, yet no staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission arrived at the expected hour to proceed with the last lap of the state governorship election.

In another report earlier, police officers deployed for the Anambra State Governorship election from Lagos State have been involved in a motor accident.

It was gathered that the security operatives attached to the Isolo division of the command, were involved in the accident while returning to Lagos State.

The accident was reported to have happened in Awka, the state capital, leaving some of the officers seriously injured.