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PVCs, Ballot Boxes, Other Items Destroyed As Hoodlums Raze INEC Office In Ebonyi

Hoodlums have set the INEC office in Ebonyi ablaze.

Some unidentified hoodlums have razed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

PVCs, Ballot Boxes, Other Items Destroyed As Hoodlums Raze INEC Office In Ebonyi

Ebonyi INEC Office Guts Fire

INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, in a statement on Sunday, said a yet-to-be-determined quantity of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, and other items were destroyed in the fire incident which occurred around 10 am.

Okoye, who disclosed that the Nigerian Police Force has commenced a full investigation into the incident, lamented that this is the third attack on Local Government INEC offices within the space of three weeks, following attacks in Ogun and Osun States.

The statement read, “The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Ugochi, reported that our Izzi Local Government Area office located in Iboko, was set ablaze this morning.

“The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.

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“Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed.

“These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet to be determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards.

“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies has been drawn to the incident and have commenced investigation.

“Sadly, this is the third attack on our Local Government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.”

KanyiDaily had reported how suspected hoodlums have burnt an INEC office in Abeokuta South local government area of Ogun State.

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