Breaking: INEC loses 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, PVCs and 14 generators as arsonists set another office ablaze

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Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed.
These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet to be determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).”

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suffered another arson attack, the third in less than three weeks following similar attacks on its offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.

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The Shield Online reports that the latest one, according to  Festus Okoye Esq. National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, occured on Sunday morning, at Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Okoye in a statement on Sunday night said “The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, reported that our Izzi Local Government Area office located in Iboko, was set ablaze this morning.

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“The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.

“Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed.


“These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet to be determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).

“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies has been drawn to the incident and have commenced investigation.

“Sadly, this is the third attack on our Local Government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.”

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