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INEC alarmed over attacks on facilities

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, says most attacks carried out on the commission’s facilities across the country have nothing to do with the 2023 elections.

He said the attacks are because iNEC offices are soft targets, located in remote areas that are difficult to secure by the nation’s overstretched security agencies.

Professor Yakubu stated rhis on Friday during an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc committee set up over the attacks.

The chairman said from 2019 to date, 50 INEC facilities have been attacked and materials destroyed, while urging the National Assembly to categorize INEC offices as high security facilities.

The chairman of the Ad-hoc committee, Mrs Taiwo Oluga, said the committee was set up to unravel the immediate causes of the attacks and the possible effectson the conduct of the 2023 election.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Julian Osamoto