The Izzi Local Government Area office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, located in Iboko, in Ebonyi State has been set ablaze.
According to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, said the incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.
Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed.
These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet to be determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, told the media in a report that the attention of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies has been drawn to the incident and have commenced investigation.
Okoye, said this is the third attack on the Commission’s Local Government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on its offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.