In 3 Years, INEC Records 50 Attacks on Offices — Taraba, 2 Others in North

Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has recorded 50 attacks on its offices across the country between 2019 to 2022.

According to data released by the Electoral Commission on Friday, the attacks took place in 15 states which include Imo topping the list with (11), Osun (7), Enugu (5), and Akwa Ibom. (5), Ebonyi (4), Cross River (4), and Abia (4).

READ: Over 200,000 PVCs Not Collected in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi — INEC

Others are: Anambra (2), Taraba (2), Kaduna (1), Borno (1), Bayelsa (1), Ondo (1), Lagos (1), Ogun (1).

INEC stated that 2020 is the year with the most attacks with 22 incidents so far. It followed by 2021 with 12, and 2019 and 2022 jointly with 16 — eight attacks each.

The attacks were predominantly found in the southeastern states and mostly fingered against Biafra agitators. INEC headquarters in Imo had been attacked earlier this week, the third within 12 days in the state.

There were four attacks in Akwa Ibom State in 2019, two in Imo, and one each in Bayelsa and Osun states.

- Advertisements -
NNPC Mega Filling Station

READ: In Jigawa, INEC Appoints APC Stalwart As Residential Commissioner

In 2020, there were five attacks in Osun, four in Cross River, four in Imo, three in Abia, two in Taraba, one in Anambra, one in Lagos, one in Ondo, and one in Borno.

In 2021, there were three attacks in Ebonyi, three in Enugu, two in Imo, one in Anambra, one in Abia, one in Kaduna, and one in Akwa Ibom.

While in 2022, there were three pre-election violence in Imo, two in Enugu, and one each in Ebonyi, Ogun and Osun States.

The general election is slated for February 25, 2023, in which Nigerians will elect new president, governors and members of the federal and state parliaments.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest stories

Most Read

Signup To WikkiTimes Newsletter