On Sunday, some unidentified individuals set fire to the INEC headquarters in the Izzi Local Government Area of the Ebonyi State.
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, made this disclosure in a statement on Sunday.
Following attacks in Ogun and Osun States, this is the third attack on Local Government INEC offices in the last three weeks.
All of the movable and immovable goods within the main structure were burned during the incident, which happened at 10am.
According to the statement, the burnt items include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet to be determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards.
However, the Commission said the Nigerian Police Force have commenced full investigation into the incident.
The statement read, “The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Ugochi, reported that our Izzi Local Government Area office located in Iboko, was set ablaze this morning.
The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.
“Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed. These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet to be determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards.
“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies has been drawn to the incident and have commenced investigation.
“Sadly, this is the third attack on our Local Government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.”