Gangbanger set the INEC office in Imo state on fire

 Gangbanger set the INEC office in Imo state on fire
 Gangbanger set the INEC office in Imo state on fire

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Imo State has been set on fire by a group of unknown Gangbanger.

Furthermore, they

They also abducted some construction workers who were later released.

However, the incident occurs days after an office of the commission was set on fire in Ebonyi State, with electoral equipment, including ballot boxes, damaged.

Mr. Festus Okoye, the Imo state National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee noting the Imo ambush noted that the incident happened in the Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state.

INEC office set ablaze in Imo

In an affidavit made by him,  he stated that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Prof. Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported the assault.

Friday, Dec. 2, Festus Okoye noted in a statement that

“The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported that our office in Orlu Local Government Area was attacked. The incident occurred yesterday, Thursday, 1st December 2022”.

“The building, which is undergoing extensive renovation following an earlier attack, was vandalized and partially set ablaze. Three out of seven construction workers were abducted but later released”.

“The damage would have been more extensive but for the quick response of the Nigeria Police which has deployed its personnel to the site.”

He also said: “This is one attack too many.

The Commission again inferred its concern over a large number of attacks on its facilities and the negative consequences on our preparations for the 2023 General Election.”

 

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