Mob Burns INEC Office In Benue

The burnt INEC office in Benue
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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday 3 July 2024 says angry youths protesting bandits activities in Ukum Local Government area of Benue state burned down the commission’s office in the local government area.

The commmission’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voters Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, who disclosed this via a statement, added that the security personnel have been deployed to arrest the situation.

The statement reads: “The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue State, Professor Sam Egwu, has reported that our Local Government Area office in Sankara, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area, has been attacked and burnt down.

“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.

“Although no causalties were reported, 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.

“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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