INEC Office has been set ablaze by hoodlums.
Newsone reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, southeast Nigeria, has been set ablaze by unknown arsonists.
This online news platform understands that the INEC office, situated at the council’s headquarters in Ogurute was set on fire late Sunday night, July 3, 2022, and the affected building was totally burnt.
It was learned that the state fire service which has an office at Ogurute could not move in to save the situation for fear of further attacks until security was provided.
Reports have it that by the time security was provided, the fire had completely razed down the building. It was learned that the two fire trucks from Nsukka and Ogurute were only able to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby offices.
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that Igboeze North and its neighbouring Igboeze South LGA had been under attack recently by unknown gunmen leading to the state government imposing a 6 pm to 6 am curfew and banning commercial motorcyclists in the affected LGAs.
There has been a heavy security presence in the area since the outbreak of violence in the area over a month ago, to check the continued attacks but the battle has continued to linger.