Attack: We are still assessing level of damage —– INEC




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The says is still assessing the extent of damage on its in Anambra after some set the facility ablaze on Sunday.

Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Commissioner (REC) in the , told newsmen in Awka on that he could speak with certainty for on the extent of damage done to the facility.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that the INEC was attacked by armed men at about 8.30 p.m. on Sunday.

Orji, however, confirmed that the Collation Centre and store block were razed down.

He also confirmed that six operational vehicles were burnt by the attackers, while the administrative block remains intact.

“I cannot address you . I need to fix things first but you can see everything here for yourselves.

“Our Collation Centre was burnt, part of our store and about six operational vehicles were also burnt.

“We don’t know the level of damage yet, that is why I say you should give us time. is a major damage. Thank God, the did a good job,’’ he said.

On the governorship election in the state scheduled for Nov. 6, Orji said that he would comment on because he was in a position to do that.

“I can’t speak on that (election), the commission will assess it (the situation) and decide on that.’’

NAN reports that the Commissioner of in Anambra, Mr Chris Owolabi, confirmed the but added that the arsonists were successfully repelled.

Owolabi said that the had attacked the nearby B Division of the , where they were fiercely resisted.

He said that the managed to set the charge room on fire with Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

He said that three vehicles used by the hoodlums for the were intercepted while nine rifles, ammunition and other items were recovered them.

(NAN)