Photos: Gunmen attack residence of INEC’s REC in Kogi

Photos: Gunmen attack residence of INEC’s REC in Kogi

by Joseph Anthony
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says gunmen have attacked the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State.

The commission, in a communiqué made available to newsmen, said the attack happened around 3:30 am today, Friday, December 1, 2023.

It noted that the armed men engaged security personnel in a gun battle for over 30 minutes until reinforcements arrived.

A photo from the scene of the attack.
A photo from the scene of the attack.

“While no lives were lost, property was destroyed in the ensuing gun battle. A team of combined security personnel have been deployed to protect the residence. This incident occurred a day after a mob besieged our state office,” the statement added.

The commission called for a thorough investigation and enhanced security protection for its personnel and assets in Kogi State.

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