The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that its office in Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State has been set ablaze by arsonists.
The development comes two days after suspected arsonists razed another office of the commission in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
On November 27, 2022, an INEC office in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was set ablaze by unknown gunmen in Ebonyi State.
The National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the latest incident in a statement on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
According to him, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Prof. Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported that the commission’s office in Oru West Local Government Area was attacked at about 4.00am on Sunday 4th December 2022.
“The attack affected the Conference Room where office furniture and fittings were destroyed. However, other critical facilities were not affected,” Okoye said.