Liberia: 'NEC Attacked' With Petrol Bombs

17 March 2021
The NEWS (Monrovia)

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has reported that unknown persons threw petrol bombs on the compound of the Commission Headquarters which set ablaze a double cabin pickup, marked LB-6868 and the zinc roof of the garage.

In a statement issued in Monrovia Tuesday, March 16, 2021, NEC said the incident occurred late Monday night at about 10:30pm.

The Commission estimates the cost of the damages to about US$45,000.

Preliminary investigation proved additional unexploded petrol bombs were found near NEC fence on the 10th Street side, the statement said.

The National Elections Commission is said to be supporting the Liberian National Police' investigation into the arson attack in the hope perpetrators will be found and brought to justice.

The electoral body strongly condemns the arson attack on its 9th Street premises.

It is not known who may have attacked the headquarters of the electoral body.

Since the December 8, 2020 special senatorial and representative by-elections, the commission continues to hear cases of alleged electoral frauds.

Some of the case have been disposed of while others are still being heard by the Commission.

Meanwhile, NEC says authorities of the Liberia National Police have informed it that they will strengthen security at the compound of the Commission.

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