The Independent National Electoral Commission Office at Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu state has been attacked by hoodlums in the early hours of Sunday, 19th September, 2021, setting the building ablaze resulting in extensive damage to mainly the stores section where election materials are kept.
This was made known by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu State, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, who reported the attack on the INEC office in Awgu Local Government Area of the State.
According to him, “Fortunately for the Commission, all movable election materials had been evacuated following recent attacks on our offices in the State”, stating that there are no casualties in the incident.
He also noted that, the identity or motives of attackers are unknown while the incident has been reported to the Nigeria Police Force for investigation.
“The Commission appreciates the prompt response of the security agencies comprising the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well the Enugu State Fire Service and the Awgu Local Government Neighbourhood Watch”.
“This unfortunate incident is the first since the last attack on our facilities four months ago in May 2021”, he added.