- The attacks on INEC offices will soon become a thing of the past
- This comes as the electoral umpire is ready to meet with the nation's security chiefs
- Meanwhile, INEC promised that it would not let the attacks against its offices affect its resolve to organise the general election
As hoodlums continue to destroy its offices, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to take a bold step to stop the situation.
With this, INEC, will meet heads of security agencies after resident electoral commissioners meet on Wednesday, May 19, to brainstorm on how the attack can stop, Punch Newspaper reports.
A top official was quoted to have said:
“After our meeting on Wednesday, we will meet security chiefs to end this ugly development which may affect future elections.”
The report also stated that the number of the commission’s offices burnt by hoodlums has risen to 21.
States mostly affected by the attacks include:
Akwa Ibom - 4
Abia - 3
Anambra - 2
Imo - 2
States that experienced fire incidents:
Abuja was also affected.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday, May 17, admitted that Nigeria is at war with terrorists and insurgents.
Gbajabiamila made this submission during a public to deliberate on a bill seeking to set up a trust fund for the military.
He noted that Nigeria needs a better and trained military in other to sustain impressive victory over insurgency and banditry. The speaker of the green chamber made it clear that at such a time the country needs funds beyond regular appropriation.
In another report, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state declared that he knows where the bandits terrorising the country reside.
He called on the states and local governments to join the federal government in tackling the security challenges in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that Mohammed, who made this known in Bauchi on Thursday, May 13, said the federal government could not tackle the challenges alone.