INEC suspends voters registration in Enugu over attack by gunmen

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Continuous Voter Registration CVR in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, over an attack on officials by gunmen on Wednesday.

In a statement posted on INEC’s official Twitter page on Thursday.

The statement titled “PRESS RELEASE
Attack on INEC Registration Officials in Enugu State. The Administrative Secretary in the state, Mr. Jude Okwuonu had reported that at about 2.30pm on Wednesday, the commission’s officials involved in the Continuous Voter Registration CVR exercise were attacked by unknown gunmen in Community Primary School Umuopu in Umuozzi Ward 19 of Igboeze North Local Government Area.

“The gunmen fired sporadically into the air to disperse registrants and registration officials. In the ensuing stampede, one of our staff sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in a hospital.”

He added that “two voter registration machines and personal items of the staff such as mobile phones were lost.

Consequently, Ward level registration of voters in Igboeze North is hereby suspended”.

This is the second time unknown gunmen has attacked INEC in Enugu State within a month.

It will be recalled that “on July 3, the INEC office in Igboeze North Local Government Area was burnt down by unknown arsonists.

“In spite of the attack, the Commission was able to continue with Ward level registration with the assistance of vigilantes provided by the Local Government authority. It is one of the centres that has now been attacked.”

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