Hoodlums in Ogun set ablaze the INEC office


Hoodlums in Ogun set ablaze the INEC office
An Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was set on fire by hoodlums, according to reports.

According to the Daily Trust, a group of thugs, numbering around eight, jumped the fence to enter the property and set fire to the INEC facility. According to reports, they drenched bread loaves in gasoline before throwing them into the structure.

Around one in the morning on November 10th, the facility's security guard, Azeez Hamzat, reportedly called the police in concern regarding the event.

Firefighters extinguished the fire as Ibara division police were called to the scene.

The conference room and the office of the Registration Area Officer were both impacted by the blaze. Additionally, it was discovered that non-sensitive materials were impacted.

Niyi Ijalaye, the INEC's resident electoral commissioner, said:

It is correct that our office was set on fire. The police are investigating. I do not know what to say. I’m in shock myself. We called the police and other security agencies at night. The fire brigade put the situation under control. The level of damage is still being assessed.

“It is very shocking and untoward. The security agencies are doing their very best. We are meeting again later today to come up with other strategies (toward securing our facilities).


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