Six Vehicles Razed As Hoodlums Attack INEC Enugu Office


Hoodlums have burned six vehicles and damaged two others after carrying out an attack on the Enugu State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in a statement on Monday said the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, reported that the incident happened on Sunday night.

“Some unidentified persons overpowered the security personnel on duty around 9.00 pm and tried to set the entire building ablaze. The attention of the security agencies, as well as the Federal and State Fire Services in Enugu, was drawn to the unfolding situation and they responded swiftly,” he said.

“Six utility pick up vehicles (Toyota Hilux) were razed while two more were smashed and damaged. The security agencies who were at the scene have commenced an investigation.”

INEC offices have been witnessing series of attacks by unknown persons lately with the most recent happening few days ago.

On Thursday 13th May , INEC’s office in Enugu was also involved in a fire incident. However, the remote cause of the inferno is yet unclear.

The Commission has lamented the spate of attacks on its facilities, noting that it portends danger to national electoral activities.

Following the ugly incidents, INEC said it would hold an emergency meeting with all Resident Electoral Commissioners across the states over attacks on its offices.


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