Suspected thugs have once again launched an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) into the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
Report has it that the device was set up in the premises while the collation of results for the governorship and state assembly elections was ongoing.
Moments after the explosion, the second IED set for which was discovered at a generating-set room was diffused by security operatives.
Two suspects allegedly hired mercenaries from the neighbouring Rivers state, it was learnt, had been arrested by soldiers and handed over to the Police and a sum of N200,000, according to security sources were found on them.
Mr. Ekong Sampson, who is the Special Adviser to the governor, monitored the collation and condemned the attack and aggrieved politicians not favoured by the outcome of the polls not inflame the polity.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Odiko Macdon, Confirmed the incident by claiming the attack came barely 48-hours after the Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area office of INEC, was attacked in a similar circumstances on Friday.
Odiko Macdon said: “We are aware of the incident but I am yet to be fully briefed on the matter. I have asked for the report to be transmitted to me and as soon as I get the details, we will let the world know.”