INEC office in Benue burnt down, 10 generators, 300 ballot boxes, others destroyed


By Joy Odor

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Independent National Electroal Commission (INEC) Benue State, Professor Sam Egwu, has reported that it’s Local Government Area office in Sankara, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area, has been attacked and burnt down.

Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner & Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee who disclosed this in a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja informed that office furniture and other movable and immovable materials, including 10 electric generators, 300 ballot boxes and 270 voting cubicles, were destroyed in the attack.

Although Olumekun confirmed no causalties were reported, the building has been extensively damaged.

He narrated that the incident occurred at 2pm today, Wednesday 3rd July 2024, when the youths in the area said to be protesting against the activities of bandits attacked facilities of government agencies, including INEC.

The attention of security agencies has been drawn to the incident and they have already deployed their personnel to the area.

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