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  • Updated: December 04, 2022

2023: Another Imo INEC Office Attacked By Gunmen

Another office of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oru West Local Government Area of Imo state was on Sunday razed by Gunmen.

Attacks on INEC offices in Imo state have become recurrent, with the last being the December 1 destruction of its office in Orlu Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking of the attack, the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said that it brings the number of it's offices attacked by hoodlums to seven.

According to him, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Agu, had reported that INEC’s office in Oru West Local Government Area was attacked at about 4am today, December 4.

“The attack affected the Conference Room, where office furniture and fittings were destroyed.

“However, other critical facilities were not affected.

“Once again, the Commission expresses its concern on the consequences of what appears to be a systematic attack on its facilities across the country on the conduct of elections in particular and electoral activities in general,” he stated.

Okoye added that the attention of the security agencies has been drawn to this latest incident for investigation and prosecution.

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