Suspected thugs burnt a part of the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abia State on Sunday. The incident took place in Umu-Ikaa in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.
Unfortunately, some unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were burnt in the process.
Geoffrey Ogbonna, Police Public Relations Officer in Abia State, confimed the statement stating that suspected hoodlums poured fuel through the window and set the office ablaze.
He also noted that the fire did not consume the whole building, but added that some voter registers were burnt.
“Only the voter register and the PVCs were affected by the fire,” he said.
Ogbonna said the Police is investigating the incident, and will bring all involved into the book.