No loss of life in Enugu poll – police

The Enugu State Police Command has said nobody died before, during and after Saturday’s local government election. The State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) conducted election into 17 local government areas and 261 political wards on Saturday.

The command’s spokesman Ebere Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the speculations that some persons were killed were false and unfounded.

“There was no loss of life anywhere in the state,” he said. Amaraizu said the police and other security agencies were able to persuasively calm frayed nerves and return normalcy in places where violence broke out on the Election Day.

The spokesman said the police and other security agencies professionally handled the resistance among some groups that the election would not hold.

He said the agitators were peacefully dispersed. Amaraizu noted that “against the backdrop of rumours that some people were killed in Oji River Local Government Area on Saturday, the command stated that there was no loss of lives in Oji River and throughout the state.

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