INEC office attacked, burnt down in Benue State

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The INEC office in Sankara, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State has been attacked and burnt down.

A statement signed by Sam Olumekun mni, National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee confirmed that the incident occurred 2pm on Wednesday, 3rd July.

Olumekun said “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.

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“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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