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Thugs burn INEC office and electoral materials

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Thugs burn INEC office and electoral materials

 

Suspected political thugs on Friday night set ablaze a Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

RACs are used by the electoral commission (INEC) to ensure adequate distribution of election materials in various areas as well as handle other logistics.

The RAC in Umuoghara was attacked by the unidentified hoodlums around 2 am.

They fire, it was gathered, destroyed sensitive and non sensitive materials to be used for today’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

The hoodlums also burnt down Community Secondary School, Okposi Umuoghara, in the area.

The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, and the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Godswill Obioma, confirmed the attack.

” I got a call from the area that the RAC was under attack just few minutes ago. I am rushing back to command to ramp up response to the situation,” Ms Odah said.

Mr Obioma on his part said he has escalated the matter to the INEC headquarters Abuja.

Ebonyi, in South-east Nigeria, is one of the states that witnessed election violence during and in the build-up to the presidential and federal parliamentary elections on February 23. At least two people were killed in the state.

INEC offices in other states like Benue and Akwa Ibom were also burnt down by suspected hoodlums.

 

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