Gunmen at the early hours of today ahead of the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Ebonyi State set ablaze the Registration Area Centre office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
It was gathered that the hoodlums started shooting sporadically into the air to scare voters away before setting ablaze the sensitive materials.
The incident took place at Ezza North community Secondary School, Okposi Uunuoghara ward (07).
An eyewitness who spoke to journalists on anonymity said the political Thugs suspected to be working for a certain political party invaded the area and pursued the officials and then set ablaze the sensitive materials.
“We are under attack by gunmen now at Okposi Umuoghara (07) RAC at Community Secondary School Okposi, in Ezza North LGA. They’ve set the building ablaze. Pls come to our rescue” he started.
When contacted, the state police public Relation Officer, Ebonyi state police command, ASP Loveth Odah confirmed the attack.
” I got a call from the area that the RAC was under attack just few minutes ago. I am rushing back to the command to respond to the situation,” She noted.
In a swift reaction, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ebonyi State, Prof. Godswill Obioma said he has contacted the national headquarters of INEC about the development.