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INEC confirms another attack on its office in Imo

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again confirmed an attack on one of its offices in Imo State.

The electoral body announced the attack in a statement on Sunday.

According to the report, the office is in Njaba Local Government Area old Imo State.

“Although no life was lost, the building was substantially burnt down, along with electoral materials, office equipment and furniture,” Festus Okoye, the commission’s spokesperson, said.

The attack is coming exactly a week after the INEC office in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of the State was vandalized. It is also the 8th INEC office to be attacked in Imo State since the 2019 General Election.

The total number of INEC offices attacked nationwide since 2019 has now risen to 42.

Okoye said on Sunday: “INEC buildings, infrastructure and equipment are critical national assets that guarantee the continuity of electoral activities throughout the federation.

“Attacking these offices is not in the national interest and has the capacity of compromising electoral activities and the credibility of the democratic process.”

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