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Suspected hoodlums set INEC Office ablaze in Ebonyi

By Peter Okutu 

Suspected political thugs in the early hours of Saturday attacked an Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi state.

Suspected hoodlums have burnt files and record books of Chief Magistrate Court 1 and Senior Magistrate Court 2 in Orlu, Imo State. Above, and right are charred remains of the burnt sections of the courthouse.

The Registration Area Center (RAC) in Umuoghara was attacked by the unidentified hoodlums around 2 am.

Vanguard reports that the fire destroyed sensitive and non-sensitive materials to be used for today’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the affected areas. 

The hoodlums also burnt down  Community Secondary School Okposi Umuoghara in the area. 

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Police Spokesman in the state,  Loveth Odah and the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Prof Godswill Obioma confirmed the attack.

” I got a call from the area that the RAC was under attack just a few minutes ago. I am rushing back to command to ramp up response to the situation”. Odah said.

Obioma on his part said he has escalated the matter to the INEC headquarters Abuja. 

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