IMO on fire :Electoral Officers escape death as angry mobs set Inec office ablaze

Imo is burning! Electoral officers narrowly escaped death as angry mob set INEC office ablaze

Report from Imo State said INEC officials narrowly escaped death when a mob set ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ngor-Okpalla Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the people also beat up a security officer at the office and snatched his phone.

The electoral officers in the LGA were seen trooping into the INEC office in Owerri around 2 pm accompanied by armed policemen.

An electoral officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity said they narrowly escaped from the office with the election results.

She said, “The people beat up a security man, tore his uniform and took away his handset. They then blocked the road with motorcycles, but we managed to escape with the election results in our Hilux van before they set the building on fire.”

When contacted, the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, simply said he asked the security personnel to bring the electoral officers to Owerri because the election result was being compromised.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © BennyblogMedia 2019 | CoverNews by AF themes.