5 Dead as Gunmen Attack PVC Collection Centre in Imo

5 Dead as Gunmen Attack PVC Collection Centre in Imo | Daily Report Nigeria

A group of unidentified gunmen has reportedly attacked a Permanent Voters Card, PVC collection centre in Imo State, killing five persons including a policeman.

The attack was launched in different areas of the state and several INEC officials were reportedly injured in the process, and PVCs were being rolled out to electorates.

It was gathered that one Ugochinyere Imo, a house of representatives candidate under the umbrella of the PDP was also attacked.

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During the attack, several campaign vehicles of the PDP candidate were razed by fire by some suspected hoodlums in his country home of the Akokwa community.

Imo, while speaking with newsmen, revealed that his uncle was killed in the attack.

He said:

We need help at Akokwa… We are under attack… My house is in Akokwa… They have surrounded it and opened fire. We are under attack. Help! Help!

“We need help… My uncle has been killed now…They are setting everything on fire. Please help.”

Collins Opuruozor the Imo State PDP Spokesperson also confirmed the incident in a statement.

Opuruozor said:

“Imo PDP calls on security agencies to immediately intervene and quell the attack on our candidate and our party members at his residence in Akokwa.

“Nigerians and the international community are to recall that on December 23, 2022, there was an attack on the convoy of our candidate by clearly-identified agents.

“It is shocking that despite our demand for the arrest and prosecution of those involved in that onslaught, nothing has been done by security till this moment.

“Today represents a dark day for us in Imo PDP and Imo State at large.”

The state’s Police Command was yet to issue a statement concerning the report as of press time.

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