Breaking: Photos Emerge as Hoodlums Strike, Raze INEC Office again in Imo

Breaking: Photos Emerge as Hoodlums Strike, Raze INEC Office again in Imo

- Criminals in the southeast are really daring Nigeria's security agencies by destroying public properties

- The hoodlums attacked a building belonging to INEC at the Njaba council area of the state on Sunday, May 30

- This is coming hours after gunmen in the same state killed Ahmed Gulak, a former aide to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

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For the umpteenth time, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) office in Imo state was razed by hoodlums on Sunday, May 30.

INEC's Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo, Professor Francis Ezeonu, reported that "although no life was lost, the building was substantially burnt down, along with electoral materials, office equipment, and furniture."

Breaking: Photos Emerge as Hoodlums Strike, Raze INEC Office again in Imo
So far, no arrest has been made in connection to the attack on INEC's office (Photo: @inecnigeria)
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The electoral commission disclosed that the incident which happened at the Njaba council area of the state has been made known to the police command for investigation, The Nation reports.

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In its report, INEC also noted:

“This attack is coming exactly a week after our office in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of the State was vandalized on Sunday 23rd May 2021. It is also the 8th INEC office to be attacked in Imo state since the 2019 general election."

Attacks on INEC offices

Meanwhile, a civil society organisation, Yiaga Africa, had expressed worry about the recent 'coordinated and premeditated attacks on the facilities of INEC.

The organisation, in a statement sent to on Saturday, May 22, noted that the attacks are dangerous signs for Nigeria's fragile democracy, warning it will not just affect INEC's preparation for upcoming elections but also diminish citizens' confidence in the electoral process.

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In another report, hoodlums attacked one of the offices of INEC. This time, the commission's office in Igboeze South council area of Enugu state was razed by hoodlums.

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

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.


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