…Vows to fish out perpetrators of Sunday attack
The Enugu State Interagency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) on Wednesday reassured Enugu State citizens, Nigerians and other election Stakeholders of their preparedness to ensure actualization of a hitch-free, fair, credible 2023 general elections.
The committee made this assurance at the ICCES meeting held at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, state headquarters in Independence Layout, Enugu.
The Committee deliberated on ways to forestall reoccurrence of attacks on INEC offices by hoodlums trying to destabilize the election and panic the citizenry; the security operatives vowed to fish out the perpetrators of the Sunday attack on INEC that led to death of their colleague.
Recall that on Sunday 15th January, 2023 at about 9:15pm, a Police operatives lost his life trying to resist hoodlums, who attempted to set ablaze the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Office, at Amechi-Awkunanaw in Enugu South Local Government Area; the hoodlums only succeeded in burning down the security house.
As the general election dates, 25th February and 11th March 2023 draws near, the committee vows that they will not rest their oars until the elections are free, fair, credible and devoid of political violence.
The ICCES is an ad hoc committee set up nationwide and made up of the various security agencies to address threats of political violence and ensure swift prosecution of violators of extant electoral laws; they are to fortify and ensure safety of all facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), including election materials and personnel before, during and after the general elections.
Members of ICCES present at the meeting include the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Chukwu; and other Heads of Security Agencies.
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