Unknown gunmen on Sunday night burned the INEC office and destroyed 748 ballot boxes in the Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The incident was confirmed by Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner.
INEC National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said in a statement.
He said, “The attack, coming in the middle of the voter registration exercise and other preparations for the 2023 General Election, is worrisome. It will be recalled that on 23rd May 2021, our office in the neighboring Igboeze South Local Government Area was attacked in a similar manner by unknown gunmen. This followed earlier attacks on the Udenu Local Government Area office on 13th May 2021 and the State Headquarters in Enugu on 16th May 2021. The Commission has since substantially recovered from these attacks and resumed normal activities there, including the CVR and collection of PVCs.
“The Commission will continue to work with the security agencies and the emergency services to protect our facilities.”