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INEC records 3rd attacks on facilities in Imo State - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recorded the third attack on its facilities in Imo State in one month, reports 
ITREALMS.
Some damaged INEC building in Owerri ... INEC records 3rd attacks on facilities in Imo State - ITREALMS
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, was quoted as reported that the third in the series as the State Headquarters office in Owerri that got attacked by unknown gunmen.

"The incident occurred at about 3.00am today Monday 12th December 2022," he said.

Confirming this, the National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee at INEC, Festus Okoye Esq, informed 
ITREALMS that the attack affected the part of the building occupied by the Election and Party Monitoring (EPM) Department and one official utility vehicle (a Toyota Hilux pickup van) were burnt.

"The response of the security and emergency services (the Fire Service) curtailed further damage to the building and other assets of the Commission. No critical election materials were destroyed. There were also no casualties involving staff of the Commission," he said.


Okoye lamented that this was third attack on the Commission's facilities in Imo State in less than two weeks following the earlier attacks on the Orlu LGA office on Thursday 1st December 2022 and Oru West LGA office on Sunday 4th December 2022.
Some damaged INEC building in Owerri ... INEC records 3rd attacks on facilities in Imo State - ITREALMS
"Our Imo State Headquarters is located in the centre of Owerri, the State capital, between a court and the State secretariat. This is therefore yet another systematic attack targeted at the Commission's assets across the country, more so on the day that the collection of Permanent Voters' Cards (PVCs) commences nationwide ahead of the 2023 general elections," he decried.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor


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