Protesters set INEC office ablaze in Benue 

Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Sankara, Ukum Local Government of Benue was attacked and burnt on Wednesday by protesting youths.

INEC confirmed this in a statement issued by , the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja, Sam Olumekun

Olumekun said that a report from INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue, Prof. Sam Egwu, stated that the incident occurred at 2pm on Wednesday.

Pix- INEC office set ablaze

He said  the office was set on fire by youths in the area protesting the activities of bandits in the area.

“Although no casualties were recorded, the building has been extensively damaged.

“Office furniture and other movable and immovable materials, including 10 electric generators, 300 ballot boxes and 270 voting cubicles, were destroyed in the attack,” Olumekun said

He said  the attention of security agencies had been drawn to the incident and they had already deployed their personnel to the area .

Author-Maureen Ikpeama

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