Gunmen set ablaze newly built INEC office in Imo

A newly completed office of the INEC has been set ablaze at Okwudor community in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.

INEC said that the arson attack took place around 11:30 am on Sunday.

It was learnt that the burnt office was commissioned shortly before the 2019 General Election.

 

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In a statement titled, ‘INEC office in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State set ablaze’, the electoral body’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the latest attack makes the total number of INEC offices attacked nationwide 42.

“Our resident electoral commissioner for Imo State Francis Ezeonu, has reported that our office in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State was set ablaze today.

“A⁰lthough no life was lost, the building was substantially burnt down, along with electoral materials, office equipment, and furniture.

“The latest incident has been reported to police for investigation,” Okoye said.