Fire has destroyed sections of the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu state. The incident was reported to have occurred on Sunday night, May 16.
The commissioner of police in the state, Muhammed Aliyu confirms the attack and assured that investigation of the incident has began but are yet to identify any group responsible for the attack.
Estimated damage caused by the fire has not yet been disclosed – INEC has raised concerns over alleged sabotage of its facilities
Men of the Enugu State Fire Service, as well as the Federal Fire Service, were called to put out the fire.
In addition, cause of the latest fire incident has not been established, previously, INEC facilities mainly in the southeast and south-south regions of Nigeria have been attacked by arsonists.
Meanwhile, INEC has warned that its preparations for the 2023 general election may suffer a huge setback.
In conclusion, electoral commission gave the warning in response to an attack on one of its offices in Essien Udim local government area, of Akwa Ibom state.