INEC’s LGA office in Imo State set ablaze by gunmen

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC at Okwudor in Njaba local government area, Imo state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

This recent attack is coming less than 24 hours after a high court, Magistrate court and a police station was set ablaze by unknown gunmen in the area.

Confirming the attack, INEC head of voter education and publicity in Imo State, Emmanuella Opara said the building was one of the newly completed projects under the Prof Ezeonu administration.

Although no life was lost, the building was substantially burnt down, along with electoral materials, office equipment and furniture.

The total number of INEC offices attacked nationwide since 2019 has now risen to 42.


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