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Hoodlums raze another INEC office in Enugu

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An office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Igboeze South council area of Enugu State has been razed by hoodlums.

The unfortunate incident happened barely a week after the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was set ablaze in Enugu, the capital of Enugu State.

NewsWireNGR gathered that the assailants attacked the office at about 11 pm and set fire upon the building.

The fire burned one of the rooms in the INEC building before the state fire service came to the rescue and put out the fire.

Confirming the incident, Enugu State Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Okwudili Ohaa told journalists on Monday that the situation has been brought under control.

Ohaa said, “There was a fire outbreak at INEC Office, Ibagwa in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area late last night.

“We responded promptly, the situation is under control and we have extinguished the fire.”

Ohaa also corroborated accounts that it was only one room that was affected by the fire.

Meanwhile, Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu on Wednesday had a meeting with Residents Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the country to discuss the increasing spate of attacks on INEC offices across the country.

According to the INEC Boss, the damage to INEC materials were capable of affecting the Commission’s ability to conduct elections.

He appealed to host communities to see INEC properties as a national asset.

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