The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suffered yet another arsonists attack as unknown persons yesterday ablaze one of its offices in Enugu State, destroying election materials.
Recalled that the unfortunate incident is the first since the last attack on INEC facilities four months ago in May 2021.
Reacting to the incident, the national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in a statement in Abuja, said all movable election materials had been evacuated following recent attacks on INEC offices in the state.
According to him, “The resident electoral commissioner for Enugu State, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, reported an attack on the INEC office in Awgu Local Government Area of the State. The building was set ablaze this morning, Sunday 19th September 2021, resulting in extensive damage to mainly the stores’ section where election materials are kept.”
Report had it that no casualties was recorded in the incident.
He said the identity or motives of attackers are unknown while the incident has been reported to the Nigeria Police Force for investigation.
“The commission appreciates the prompt response of the security agencies comprising the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well the Enugu State Fire Service and the Awgu Local Government Neighbourhood Watch,” he added.