Benue youths protesting bandits’ attacks set INEC office ablaze

Benue State youths protesting attacks by bandits on Wednesday set ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The commission’s Local Government Area office in Sankara, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, was attacked at exactly 2 pm.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said: “The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue State, Professor Sam Egwu, has reported that our local government area office in Sankara, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area, has been attacked and burnt down.

“The incident occurred at 2 pm today, Wednesday, 3rd July 2024, when the youths in the area, said to be protesting against the activities of bandits, attacked the facilities of government agencies, including INEC.

“Although no casualties were reported, the building has been extensively damaged. Office furniture and other movable and immovable materials, including 10 electric generators, 300 ballot boxes and 270 voting cubicles, were destroyed in the attack.”

Benue youths protesting bandits’ attacks set INEC office ablaze

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