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Politics of Monday, 20 September 2021


INEC condemns attack on Enugu office, describes incident as unfortunate

The photo used to illustrate the story via Nairametrics The photo used to illustrate the story via Nairametrics

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday confirmed the arson attack on its facilities in Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

It described the incident as unfortunate. INEC National Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the incident in a statement titled: “Attack on INEC Local Government Office in Enugu State.”

He said, “Our Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu State, 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 September 19 2021, resulting in extensive damage to mainly the stores section where election materials are kept.“Fortunately, all movable election materials had been evacuated following recent attacks on our offices in the State.

There were no casualties in the incident.“The identity or motives of attackers are unknown while the incident has been reported to the Nigeria Police Force for investigation.”

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