Some hoodlums have burned down another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Awgu, Enugu state.
POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the criminals carried out the dastard act early on Sunday morning. A section of the office was badly damaged before a combined effort by security agents from the Nigerian police, DSS, Army and NSCDC as well the neighbourhood watch quenched the inferno.
Reacting to the development, the electoral body issued a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye revealing that the incident is being investigated.
“Our Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu State, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, reported an attack on the INEC office in Awgu Local Government Area of the State.”
“The building was set ablaze this morning, Sunday 19th September 2021, resulting in extensive damage to mainly the stores section where election materials are kept.”
“Fortunately, all movable election materials had been evacuated following recent attacks on our offices in the State. There are no casualties in the incident.”, the statement read.