The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Akwa Ibom has been set on fire by unknown hoodlums.
This was disclosed in a statement released on Twitter, and signed by Festus Okoye, the spokesman of INEC.
The statement revealed that Barr. Mike Igini, the resident electoral commissioner of the state reported the office at Essien Udim Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom was found burning in the early hours of Sunday, May 2.
”Our security guard on duty escaped unhurt but the destruction to the building and properties therein was extensive. Items destroyed include 345 ballot boxes, 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks and office furniture.
“The police, which has also been battling with attacks on its facilities and personnel in the area, is aware of the incident and has commenced an investigation.
Watch the video and read the full press release by the commission below.