On Monday morning, criminals broke into and set ablaze the INEC office in Imo state, situated along Port Harcourt Road in Owerri.
The Public Relations Officer, PRO, Chinenye Chijioke-Osuji, acknowledged the occurrence and the unpleasant development.
The attack allegedly took place on Monday between two and three O’clock in the morning.
However, she said that just the main building, which is a part of the Election and Political Party Monitoring Liason, was attacked.
According to the PRO, “It happened. You can come and see things for yourself. Not all the offices were attacked but one side was completely down. The Election and Political Party Monitoring Liason, building was attacked and part of the main building.”
However, eyewitnesses said the hoodlums who were in a convoy of more than five vehicles “moved from the Okigwe road shooting sporadically and scaring the residents.”
Vehicles and offices were set ablaze by the hoodlums.