Attacks on INEC facilities continue as hoodlums burn Ebonyi office, destroy 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles


The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been set ablaze.

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The Iboko INEC headquarters was razed on Sunday by suspected arsonists.

The incident was confirmed in a statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

According to him, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Ugochi, reported that the incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.

Okoye said although no casualty was recorded in the attack, the main building, including all movable and immovable items 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,” he said.