Benue Inec Office Set Ablaze By Protesting Youths

Protesting Youths set INEC office ablaze

Youths Protest Bandit Activities, Destroy Election Materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Sankara, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, has been burnt down by protesting youths.

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon, with the youths targeting the office and other government facilities in a demonstration against bandit activities in the area.

According to INEC’s national commissioner and chairman for information and voter education committee, Sam Olumekun, the attack resulted in extensive damage to the building, with significant loss of equipment and materials. The destroyed items include 10 electric generators, 300 ballot boxes, and 270 voting cubicles.

Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the incident. Security agencies have been alerted and have deployed personnel to the area to maintain order.

Report Afrique reported yesterday that residents of Ukum Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue State, Nigeria, were thrown into chaos on Wednesday as youths in their teens took to the streets to protest the unending killings in the area. The protest, which saw the youths blocking the Ayati-Sai road and vandalizing the council secretariat in Zaki Biam, was sparked by the killing of 11 people by bandits on Tuesday night.

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