The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed attack on its office in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, South East, Nigeria.
The confirmation is contained in a press statement signed on Sunday, by the Commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
The statement reads in part: “The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, has reported that our office in Oru West Local Government Area was attacked at about 4.00am today Sunday 4th December 2022.
“The attack affected the Conference Room where office furniture and fittings were destroyed. However, other critical facilities were not affected”.
It would be recalled that on Thursday 1st December 2022, our office in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State was also attacked.
“Overall, this is the 7th attack on our facilities in five States of the Federation in the last four months.
“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” Okoye added.
Meanwhile, INEC has called the attention of security agencies to the latest incident, as well as investigation and prosecution of suspects.