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Hoodlums set INEC office in Imo ablaze

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ngor Okpala local government area of Imo state has been set ablaze by suspected hoodlums.

Witnesses told that the hoodlums had invaded the place while electoral officials were collating results of the governorship and state assembly elections.

An INEC official, who preferred anonymity, told  journalists  that the suspected thugs broke into the place around 2pm  overpowered the local security guard there before setting the place on fire.

“They beat up the security man, tore his uniform and took away his handset. They then blocked the road with motorcycles, but we managed to escape with the election results in our Hilux van before they set the building on fire,” she said.

Policemen later moved in and guarded the officials (pictured) to the INEC head office in Imo, where they are currently collating the results.


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