Unknown Gunmen Attack INEC Office, Electoral Umpire Releases Video

Unknown Gunmen Attack INEC Office, Electoral Umpire Releases Video

  • Daredevil gunmen on Monday, December 12, launched an attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Owerri, the Imo state capital
  • The electoral umpire also revealed that the Owerri attack was carried out around 3am on Monday, December 12
  • Meanwhile, reports claim that some of the attackers were killed by security operatives attached to the commission

In another sad development, gunmen have attacked and burnt the Imo state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) located along Port Harcourt road in Owerri.

The aftermath of the attack was uploaded by the electoral umpire on INEC Twitter page on Monday, December 12. According to INEC, the attack was carried out around 3am.

INEC office attacked
Gunmen launched an INEC office in Owerri. Photo credit: INEC
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chinenye Chijioke-Osuji, has confirmed the ugly development.

According to reports from other sources, three of the perpetrators, including their commander, were gunned down by security operatives.

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INEC drops date, venue, time, every Nigerian will start collecting their PVCs

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed the date, time and venue Nigerians will start getting their permanent voter's card (PVC).

This was disclosed in a video the commission shared on its Facebook page on Wednesday, December 7. INEC disclosed that the collection of the PVC will commence on Monday, December 12, 2022, and end on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

The electoral umpire also noted that the collection of PVC will be between 9am and 3pm.

INEC said all those who have yet to collect their PVCs, requested for transfer of registration, and those who applied for replacement of lost or damaged PVCs should visit INEC local government offices where they intend to vote and collect their PVC.

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Tension as suspected thugs set fire on INEC office in southwest state

Legit.ng had reported earlier that some suspected thugs have set fire to the Independent National Electoral Commission office at Iyana Mortuary in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The incident was said to have occurred around midnight on Wednesday, November 9.

It was gathered that the thugs jumped the fence of the commission's building and set fire to it from the back.

Source: Legit.ng

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