BREAKING: Hoodlums set INEC office ablaze in Enugu

  • An INEC office in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu was burnt down by criminals on Sunday, July 3
  • It was gathered that the fire service operatives in Enugu could not stop the flames over fear that the arsonists might unleash another attack
  • No doubt, this recent attack will mean a setback for the electoral commission whose preparations for the 2023 polls are on top-gear

Igbo-Eze North LGA, Enugu – Some yet-to-be-identified arsonists have burnt down an office belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu.

The Nation reports that the affected located at the council’s headquarters in Ogurute was totally destroyed on the night of Sunday, July 3.

Mahmood Yakubu
The INEC office was burnt down competently
Source: Original

According to the newspaper, the state’s fire service around the area could not move in to quench the flames as operatives were scared that the assailants might attack again.

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Thus, as gathered from eyewitnesses, when the time security officers arrived at the scene, the building was completely destroyed by the inferno.

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The sources added that the only thing the two fire trucks from Nsukka and Ogurute were able to do was to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby offices.

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Meanwhile, INEC on Friday, June 10, announced that it has deployed more voter enrolment machines to ease the congestion at the registration centres in the five southeastern states, Lagos and Kano state.

A statement by the commission which was seen by Legit.ng said that the electoral body identified the need to deploy additional enrolment machines in these states as a priority.

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Signed by Festus Okoye, the chairman of information and voter education committee for INEC, the statement said that the commission had received reports from these states indicating an unprecedented surge in the number of citizens who wish to register as voters and the challenges they face across the country.

The electoral commission said that in some states, the sudden turnout of prospective registrants was overwhelming.

Source: Legit.ng

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