INEC’s office in Ebonyi set ablaze by unknown arsonist

November 27, 2022
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The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ebonyi State, Mrs. Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Izzi Local Government Area located in Iboko, was set ablaze on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.

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Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed. These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet-to-be-determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).

“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies has been drawn to the incident and has commenced an investigation.

Sadly, this is the third attack on our Local Government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.

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