Nigeria Police Foil Attack On Enugu Government House


BEVERLY HILLS, March 08, (THEWILL) - Security personnel attached to the Enugu State Government House have foiled an armed attack on the State Government House by unknown persons.

Confirming the incident, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sullivan Chime, Chukwudi Achife, said the attack occurred about 4.

30am local time, when a group of young men numbering about 50 and carrying machetes and cutlasses, invaded the Government House and tried to force their way in.

He said the attackers were immediately engaged by security personnel who shot one dead and arrested three while the rest escaped.

The mission of the youth, who were carrying flags with different inscriptions and insignia, is not yet known.

Eyewitness said they parked their vehicles along Nza Street and marched to the Government House's gate where they met the security operatives.

They were said to have told the security men to open the gate claiming they were at the Government House for protest, but when one the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps opened the gate to ask why they decided to come in the night, one of the invaders attacked him with the machete and made attempts to force the gate open for his members.

Mr Achife said that one security personnel was injured while repelling the attackers.

The arrested persons and some of the machetes recovered had been handed over to the Enugu State Police Command for further investigations.