A branch office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Igboeze South council area of Enugu, the capital of Enugu State, was reportedly razed by some suspected hoodlums on Monday..
This is barely a week after the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the area, was set ablaze by unknown persons.
It was learnt that the office situated at Ibeagwa town, was attacked Sunday night by invaders who set the fire at about 11 pm.
The fire was said to have succeeded in burning one of the rooms in the office before it was put out by the state fire service.
Efforts to speak with the Enugu INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Emeka Ononamadu and the INEC spokesman in Enugu, Pius Eze was unsuccessful as calls put to their phones were not responded to.
However, Enugu State Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Okwudili Ohaa confirmed the incident to newsmen.
According to Ohaa, “There was a fire outbreak at INEC Office, Ibagwa in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area late last night.
“We responded promptly, the situation is under control and we have extinguished the fire.”
Ohaa added that it was only one room that was affected by the fire.
It was learnt that the latest incident was the third INEC office to be attacked and burnt by hoodlums in a space of one month in Enugu State.
The first casualty was that of Orba in Udenu Local Government Area where extensive damage was recorded.