Thugs set INEC centre ablaze, cart away sensitive materials in Ebonyi
Adeola Opeyemi|March. 09, 2019
- Thugs attacked INEC RAC centre in Ezza north local government area on Saturday morning
- The thugs carted away sensitive election materials after reportedly beating INEC ad-hoc staff
- The thugs, believed to have been sponsored by politicians, also burned down the registration centre
Thugs attacked staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ezza north local government area of Ebonyi state in the early hours of Saturday, carting away sensitive election materials.
Daily Trust reports that the thugs stormed the INEC's Registration Area Centre (RAC) at Okposi Umuoghara Community Secondary School at about 2:15am on March 9, beating the staff and stealing the election materials.
The thugs burned down the primary school building which served as INEC's RAC when they were done with the attack.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident and said investigation is ongoing.
According to a witness, the hoodlums on arrival fired shots in the air before setting on fire the RCM Primary School Aya, housing the materials.
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Ngunan Yongo, the electoral officer for the local government area, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation.
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