BREAKING: Gunmen attack voters in Enugu, 5 reportedly killed, journalists abducted
Gunmen on Wednesday attacked voters in Enugu who came out to cast their votes at the ongoing local government elections across the State.
At Akpugo Ward 3, Nkanu West Local Government Area, the Special Assistant to the Governor, Hon. John Tochukwu Ogbodo was attacked and his car set ablaze.
Three other vehicles according to media reports were also set on fire while five persons were reportedly killed during a sporadic shooting by the gunmen.
Osu reporters.com quoting an eyewitness noted that an unspecified number of persons were injured and have been rushed to the hospital.
“They narrowly missed killing one keke driver who was at the venue, but the bullet tore his mouth to pieces. I doubt if he will survive. They have taken him to the hospital. Five corpses are lying around here now, some are inside gutters” he narrated on the phone.
The news crew of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) who were covering the elections were also attacked.
The whole Enugu metropolitan area is under siege at the time of this report.