PVC: Unknown Gunmen Attack INEC Officials in Enugu
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PVC: Unknown Gunmen Attack INEC Officials in Enugu

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended voter registration exercise in Igboeze North local government area in Enugu State over attack by unknown gunmen.

 

It will be recalled that on July 3, 2022 the INEC office in Igboeze North local government area was burnt down by unknown arsonists.

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A statement signed by the INEC national commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Thursday in Abuja, said during the recent attack, gunmen fired sporadically into the air to disperse registrants and registration officials.

 

He said, “The gunmen fired sporadically into the air to disperse registrants and registration officials. In the ensuing stampede, one of our staff sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in a hospital,” the statement read.

 

“Two voter registration machines and personal items of the staff such as mobile phones were lost.

 

“Consequently, Ward level registration of voters in Igboeze North is hereby suspended”.

 

According to Okoye, the Commission has reported the incident to police authorities in Enugu State to commence an investigation.

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