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Protesting Youths Set INEC Office Ablaze (Photo)

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Some aggrieved youths have attacked and burnt down the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Office in Sankara, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area in Benue State.

According to reports, the agreived youths perpetrated the act while protesting the activities of bandits in the area on 3rd July 2024.

In a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr. Sam Olumekun, although, no casualties were reported, the building was extensively damaged, while office furniture.

Some movable and immovable assets including 10 electric generators, 300 ballot boxes and 270 voting cubicles were destroyed. Facilities of other government agencies were also affected in the attack which took place at 2pm.


“The attention of security agencies has been drawn to the incident and they have already deployed their personnel to the area,” the statement added.

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