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BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Set INEC Office Ablaze In Enugu

The workplace of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State has been set burning by yet-to-be distinguished people.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, affirmed this by means of an assertion on Sunday.

The assault, which occurred in the early hours of the day, brought about broad harm to the stores segment where political decision materials are kept.

He said that all mobile political race materials had been emptied following ongoing assaults on the commission’s workplaces in the state, adding that there were no losses in the episode.

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Security agents examine the Enugu INEC office that was gutted by fire on September 19, 2021. Credit: INEC

“The personality or intentions of assailants are obscure while the episode has been accounted for to the Nigeria Police Force for examination,” the assertion added. “This tragic episode is the first since the keep going assault on our offices four months prior in May 2021.”

Okoye recognized the brief reaction of the security organizations containing the police, the Army, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps also the Enugu State Fire Service and the Awgu Local Government Neighborhood Watch.

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INEC workplaces have been assaulted lately in certain pieces of the country. Photograph: INEC.

Sunday’s occurrence is the most recent in a progression of assaults on INEC workplaces particularly in the South-East and South-South areas.

In May, the commission’s central command in Enugu was burned to the ground, three days after one more office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu LGA of the state, was annihilated.

INEC had before cautioned that rehashed assaults on its workplaces will influence its arrangements for the 2023 general political decision.

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The commission had said touchy and non-delicate materials, including generators and card perusers, were lost to the assaults.

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