The Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Chris Anyanwu has confirmed the attack and snatching of election materials by some suspected hoodlums in Umuezeoka, Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi State.
In a telephone interview with LEADERSHIP, ASP Anyanwu said that the suspected hoodlums double-crossed the vehicle conveying the INEC officials, beat up the officials, carted way all the election materials and zoomed off.
According to him, “it is unfortunate that people would snatch election materials in a bid to rig election. Most regrettable is the injury sustained by a corp member in the process.”
He stated that the command had deployed men of the command to the area to recover the snatched materials and ensure the security of lives and property in the area.
Mr. Anyanwu further noted that the injured INEC officials and corp member are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state.