JUST IN: Hoodlums burn INEC office in Enugu

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

According to a statement released Monday and signed by INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the attack on the office happened at 11:48pm on Sunday July 3, 2022.

The press release stated that the arsonists overpowered security guards in charge of the commission’s office, forced their way into the premises and burned down the building.

While noting that no casualties were reported in the attack, the commission stated that 748 ballot boxes and 240 voting cubicles as well as office furniture and equipment were destroyed by the arsonists.

The statement titled, ‘Attack on INEC office in Enugu State’, partly read, “The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu State, M. Emeka Onanamadu, reported that our Igboeze North Local Government Area office was set ablaze by unknown arsonists. The attack happened at 11:48pm on Sunday 3rd July 2022.

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