In The Early hours of Sunday on the 27th of November, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State INEC Office guts fire, PVCs And Other Items got Destroyed. Let’s read the full details below.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was destroyed by fire on November 27. Several Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and other items were lost in the fire.
Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, said in a statement that the fire started around 10 a.m. when unknown people set the whole building on fire.
“Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed. These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures, and yet-to-be-determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).” he said.
Okoye said that the latest incident has been reported to security agencies and that an investigation has already begun.
“Sadly, this is the third attack on our local government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun states on 10th November 2022,” Okoye said.
Nigeria’s Ebonyi State has a local government area called Izzi. Izzi, like Abakaliki, the country’s capital, is a trade hub for agricultural goods like yams, cassava, rice, palm oil, and palm kernels. It is also known for the mining or quarrying of lead, zinc, salt, and limestone in the area.