6 INEC offices burnt in 3 weeks
Extensive damages were caused to the buildings and facilities.
The commission said offices in Ebonyi and Ezza North Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State were burnt down by unidentified people late on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
"No casualties, but extensive damages to the building and facilities," INEC said.
Numerous electoral materials and office equipment have been destroyed in the arson attacks, losses that INEC has expressed worry will affect its preparations for electoral activities ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The commission last week announced that it would meet with its Resident Electoral Commissioners to discuss the trend of worrying attacks today, Wednesday, May 19.
"The latest destruction of the commission's physical infrastructure and electoral facilities in Enugu State calls for an immediate review of the measures necessary to secure INEC's assets across the states," INEC said last Friday.
The meeting of commissioners in Abuja will be held ahead of another meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).
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