Two more INEC offices razed in the south-east — fourth in a week


Two more offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been razed by unknown hoodlums.

INEC said the two offices in Ebonyi state were burnt down on Tuesday night, making it the fourth razed in the south-east in one week.

On Tuesday, the commission’s headquarters in Enugu was burnt down, three days after one of its offices in Udenu LGA of the state was razed.

The offices of the commission in Akwa Ibom and Abia were also razed earlier in the month.

Writing his its Twitter handle on Wednesday, INEC said: “Last night, Tuesday 18th May 2021, two INEC offices in Ebonyi and Ezza North Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State were burnt down by unidentified persons.

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“No casualties but extensive damages to the building and facilities.”

The electoral umpire had expressed worry that the attacks may affect its preparations for the 2023 general elections.

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