INEC office set ablaze in Enugu

Arsonists set the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office at Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State ablaze on Sunday morning.

Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to Okoye, Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu State, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, reported the attack.

The INEC office was set ablaze, resulting in extensive damage to mainly the stores’ section where election materials are kept.

The statement read in part, “Fortunately, all movable election materials had been evacuated following recent attacks on our offices in the State. There were no casualties in the incident.

“The identity or motives of attackers are unknown while the incident has been reported to the Nigeria Police Force for investigation.

“This unfortunate incident is the first since the last attack on our facilities four months ago in May 2021.”

INEC also hailed the prompt response of the security agencies comprising the police, NSCDC, Army, DSS and the state Fire Service for their quick response.