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JUST IN ! Again, Gunmen Set INEC Office Ablaze In Imo | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Dec 4, 2022

 

Gunmen have set ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State.

This was disclosed in a statement by INEC national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Sunday.

According to him, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Imo State, Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported that the commission’s office in Oru West Local Government Area was attacked at about 4am on Sunday.

“The attack affected the conference room, where office furniture and fittings were destroyed. However, other critical facilities were not affected.

Mr Okoye also recalled that on Thursday, December 1, 2022, the INEC office in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State was also attacked.

“Overall, this is the 7th attack on our facilities in five states of the federation in the last four months.

“Once again, the commission expresses its concern on the consequences of what appears to be a systematic attack on its facilities across the country on the conduct of elections in particular and electoral activities in general,” he added.

He further disclosed that security agencies have been informed of this latest incident for investigation and prosecution.

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