The Abia Police Command says it has commenced full investigation into Sunday’s fire at the Ohafia office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Godfrey Ogbonna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Monday that available information showed that the attack was carried out by miscreants.
Ogbonna said the assailants attacked the facility at about 10pm on Sunday.
“The people in the neighbourhood said the attack was carried out by unknown miscreants.
“There was no casualty because security men guarding the office ran into the 14 Army Brigade barracks for safety, when the attackers arrived at the place,” he said.
The PPRO said the miscreants were however repelled through the combined efforts of the police and army.A
NAN learnt that the attackers razed down the office building together with the electronic gadgets, official documents and office furniture.
NAN reports that Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, stated that the burnt facility was recently renovated.
Okoye stated that the commission would convene an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security to discuss the attacks on its offices in some parts of the country. (NAN)
Government, Kwara. Adebayo died as a result of gun wounds sustained from the sad incident.
”The whereabouts of the Chairman of Yagba West LGA is still unknown but security agencies in both Kwara and Kogi, as well as local security services are working hard to ensure the safe return of the chairman”, Fanwo said.
He noted that in spite of the incident happening on Saturday, the Kogi Government had been circumspect in making official statements in order not to do anything to throw into jeopardy, the efforts of security agencies on the matter.
”But it is also incumbent on a responsible Government like ours to speak to our people and assure them that Kogi will spare nothing to remain the safest in the country.
”We also wish to caution those making statements which are capable of undermining the security of the state to desist from such an unpatriotic wish for anomie.