Criminals Set Another INEC Office Ablaze in Southeast Region

Criminals Set Another INEC Office Ablaze in Southeast Region

- Another INEC office have been attacked and burnt by criminal elements

- The affected office is in Enugu, the capital of Enugu state

- Meanwhile, the state fire service was reported to have responded to the incident

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In what has almost become a monthly occurrence, hoodlums have once again attacked one of the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This time, the commission's office in Igboeze South council area of Enugu state, has been razed by hoodlums.

The Nation reports that the office situated at Ibeagwa town, was attacked Sunday, May 3, by invaders who set the fire at about 11 pm.

Criminals set another INEC office ablaze in Enugu state
Despite vow by the police to bring criminality to an end, another INEC office has been set ablaze. Photo: PoliceNG
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Meanwhile, the Enugu INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Emeka Ononamadu and the INEC spokesman in Enugu, Pius Eze could not be reached to respond to the attack.

However, Enugu State Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Okwudili Ohaa confirmed the incident to newsmen.

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Meanwhile, Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to allow free, fair and credible elections in 2023.

Laing, however, said the United Kingdom (UK) would deny visas to Nigerians who disrupt the 2023 elections.

Laing, who made this known on Tuesday, May 18, in Port Harcourt on her maiden visit to Rivers state, cautioned Governor Nyesom Wike and minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to cement their legacies on a positive note by ensuring peaceful 2023 elections in the state.

To news on security, the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali has launched a new security operation to check the separatist agenda of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the southeast zone.

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Alkali told journalists on Tuesday, May 18, that the operation codenamed, Operation Restore Peace (Operation RP) was customized to bring back the cherished peace that the southeast was known for.

He made the disclosure at the launch of Operation RP at the Okpara Square in Enugu in the company of the southeast governors led by Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.


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