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Unknown Thugs Set INEC Office Ablaze In Ebonyi

Unknown thugs set a Registration Area Centre RAC ablaze in Ezza North local government area, Ebonyi state, yesterday.

This comes a day to the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections in the State.

Eyewitnesses say the hoodlums fired in the air before setting the  centre on fire .

The Electoral Officer of the Local Government Area, Mrs Ngunan Yongo confirmed the incident. She said the election material, who were yet to be distributed to polling units were all burnt.

“The entire materials are burnt,” she said.

Mr Thaddeus Ujah, a senior staff of the commission, also confirmed the early morning attack.

“Right now I can’t say anything, I am overwhelmed; we were not expecting anything of that nature. I am short of words. I can’t see some of my people, they ran into the bush, some of them got injured. For me, the most important thing to me now is to get those people and take them back.”

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