Hoodlums raze INEC office in Imo

Hoodlums raze INEC office in Imo

Hoodlums have set fire to an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Imo State.

They also kidnapped and later rescued some construction workers.

The news comes just days after the commission’s office in Ebonyi State was set on fire, destroying electoral materials including ballot boxes.

Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, said the Imo attack occurred in Orlu Local Government Area.

In a statement, he said the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Prof. Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported the attack.

Festus Okoye said in a statement on Friday, Dec. 2: “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 vandalised 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 continued: “This is one attack too many. The Commission once again expresses its concern over the spate of attacks on its facilities and the negative consequences on our preparations for the 2023 General Election.”

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