Unknown Gunmen Attack INEC Office: Some unknown gunmen reportedly attacked officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Reports reaching Naijaonpoint Media revealed that the assailants went away with two voter registration machines during the attack.
The attack reportedly happened in the Igboeze North Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the incident, INEC Chairman, Information, Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye disclosed in a terse statement that the assailants also damaged other registration machines during the incident.
He revealed that the officials were attacked while on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise at a Community Primary School Umuopu in Umuozzi Ward 19 in Enugu State.
The statement reads: “The gunmen fired sporadically into the air to disperse registrants and registration officials. In the ensuing stampede, one of our staff sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in a hospital,” the statement read.
“Two voter registration machines and personal items of the staff such as mobile phones were lost.
“Consequently, Ward level registration of voters in Igboeze North is hereby suspended”.
Okoye noted that the state police command has been informed of the incident and has since commenced an investigation into the matter.