Bomb Scare Hits Anambra INEC Secretariat, IPOB Members Arrested
The Anambra State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission was thrown into pandemonium on Monday following an alleged discovery of a substance suspected to be a bomb.
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra had promised to disrupt the poll, saying what it needed was a referendum to determine a Sovereign State of Biafra and not a governorship election.
According to the PUNCH in their visit to INEC Secretariat, bomb disposal experts and conventional policemen were seen in their large numbers, in other to curb any bomb threat.
It was gathered that the alleged explosive was planted near the INEC gate.
When contacted on the telephone, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, denied knowledge of the development.
“I don’t think I know what you are talking about,” the REC said. However, some INEC officials who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
They said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday.
“All of us ran away when the story was broken to us. We were all scared to stay in the offices until bomb experts came an detonated the device.
“Let this election come and go, so that that we can rest. This is scary,” one of them said.
Speaking on the telephone, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, said she was not aware of any issue on bomb threat.