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2023 General Elections: INEC reveals it has suffered 50 attacks since 2019

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission revealed it has suffered 50 attack incidents so far since 2019.

INEC disclosed this in an infographic statement released Friday evening via Twitter and seen by Nairametrics.

The year 2020 saw the highest number of attacks at 22, while 2022 has seen the least attacks at 8.

  • INEC revealed that all 8 attacks in 2022 have happened in just 5 states which are, Ogun, Osun, Imo, Enugu and Ebonyi.
  • All causes for attacks this year were tagged as ” Unknown Gunmen/Hoodlums”.
  • Imo state had the most attacks this year, at 3, happening at the INEC LGA offices in Orlu, Oru West and Owerri.

More details: Meanwhile, on the nature of attacks since 2019, INEC revealed there has been 1 Bandit attack, 1 Boko-Haram attack, 4 as a result of Post-election violence, 6 attempts of thuggery during Elections, 18 during the post-End-Sars protest and 20 incidents by Unknown Gunmen.

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On the nature of the incidents, INEC also added that 20 were Arson attempts, 26 as a result of vandalisation and 4 attacks which were ” Arson and Vandalisation”.

In case you missed it: Recall that Nairametrics reported earlier that The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the proof of child voters and multiple registered voters in its Voter Display Scheme is a sign of its ” commitment to transparency”.

They added that this is the first time it has published the register online in Nigeria’s history, adding its purpose was to enable Nigerians to scrutinize the preliminary register and make claims about the misspelling of names, personal details, or missing names ” for persons below the age of 18 years, dead persons, foreigners or those making false claims so that they can be deleted from the register.

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