The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the attacks on its facilities are now a national emergency.
The Commission came to the conclusion after an emergency session on Monday, May 24, 2021, hours after its Office in Igboeze South Local Government area of Enugu State was razed.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Mr Festus Okoye.
The statement noted that in the latest incidents, three Offices of the Commission came under attack in Anambra, Imo and Enugu States.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Anambra State, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji; his Imo State counterpart, Professor Francis Ezeonu, and that of Enugu State, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, had reported that the attacks took place at various times on the night of Sunday, May 23, 2021.
INEC stated that the attack on its Headquarters in Anambra State is a major blow to the preparation for the Governorship Election scheduled for November 6, 2021, in that State.