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Arsonists Raze 2 Electoral Offices In Southeast Nigeria

The new attack on the election offices is the fifth of its kind in the Southeast and South-south regions of Nigeria by unidentified arsonists.

Two offices of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ebonyi State, Southeast Nigeria, were burnt on Tuesday, May 18, following late-night attacks on the facilities by arsonists.

In the attacks on its offices in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state, INEC, on Wednesday, May 19, said no casualty was recorded.

Footage of the destruction released by the electoral body on its verified Twitter account shows extensive damage was done to the facilities.

The latest development comes barely 48 hours after the INEC headquarters in Enugu state were razed down by yet to be identified arsonists.

INEC offices in the South-south and Southeast regions have come under a spate of attacks, with Tuesday’s attack making the fifth of its kind in May 2021 only.

The electoral body has said the attacks may cause some setbacks for the 2023 general elections.

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