Enugu counciI boss decries burning of INEC’s office


Chief Ejike Itodo, the Chairman, Igboeze-North Local Government Area of Enugu State, has decried the burning down of INEC office in the area by suspected arsonists.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that yet-to-be identified hoodlums torched the commission’s office in the council area on Sunday night.

Reacting to the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, Itodo described the incident as unfortunate.

He expressed sadness that the hoodlums targetted INEC office for attack.

“It’s unfortunate that at the period INEC is making serious preparations for the 2023 general elections, some criminal elements chose to set the commission’s office on fire.

“What happened on Sunday night is a reflection of security challenges facing the country .

“The council will continue to collaborate with relevant security agencies in the area to beef up security to avoid a repeat of the ugly incident,” he said.

The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Mr Daniel Ndukwe, had in statement on Monday confirmed the incident.

Ndukwe stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abubakar Lawal, had ordered the State CID to conduct thorough investigations to ascertain the cause of the attack.

“The police have urged residents of the area to support police with credible information and intelligence in the ongoing investigations.

“Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned-off for preservation and further investigative actions,” Ndukwe stated.