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INEC Office Vandalized And Partially Set Ablaze In Imo

This is the fourth attack on an INEC office within the past three weeks.

An office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been vandalized and partially set ablaze by some unidentified persons in Imo State.

INEC Office Vandalised And Partially Set Ablaze In Imo

Imo INEC Office Vandalized

INEC spokesman, Festus Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, lamented over the incident which is the fourth attack on INEC’s offices within the space of three weeks, following attacks in Ogun, Osun, and Ebonyi states.

Okoye said three out of seven construction workers were abducted but later released during the latest attack on the INEC building which is undergoing extensive renovation.

The statement read “The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported that our office in Orlu Local Government Area was attacked. The incident occurred yesterday Thursday 1st December 2022.

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“The building, which is undergoing extensive renovation following an earlier attack, was vandalised and partially set ablaze. Three out of seven construction workers were abducted but later released.

“The damage would have been more extensive but for the quick response of the Nigeria Police which has deployed its personnel to the site.

“This is one attack too many. The Commission once again expresses its concern over the spate of attacks on its facilities and the negative consequences on our preparations for the 2023 General Election.”

This comes just five days after some unidentified hoodlums razed the INEC office in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

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