Ogun State INEC Office Set Ablaze By Hoodlums

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Suspected hoodlums set fire at INEC office in Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun State

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

Eight or so thugs, according to newsmen, leapt the gate into the property, entered, and set the INEC building on fire. 

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 over the event.

Firefighters extinguished the fire while Ibara division police were called to the site.

The conference room and the office of the Registration Area Officer were also impacted by the blaze. 

Additionally, it was discovered that non-sensitive goods were impacted.

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

“It’s true that our workplace was burned down. 

Police are looking into it. 

I’m at a loss for words. 

I’m also in disbelief. 

In the evening, we dialled the police and other security services. 

The situation was brought under control by the fire department. 

The extent of the harm is currently being evaluated.

“It is frightening and improper. 

The security organisations are making every effort. 

We will get together once again later today to develop more plans (for safeguarding our premises).


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