Gunmen Attack INEC REC’s Residence in Lokoja

Lokoja, Kogi State
– Gunmen attacked the residence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State, in the early hours of Friday, December 1, 2023.

Lokoja is just over two hundred kilometres away from Nigeria’s Capital, Abuja.

The attack, which began around 3:30 am, lasted for over 30 minutes. The armed men engaged security personnel in a gun battle before reinforcements arrived.

While no lives were lost, property was destroyed in the ensuing gun battle. A team of combined security personnel has been deployed to protect the residence.

This incident occurred a day after a mob besieged the INEC state office in Lokoja.

In a strongly worded statement condemning the attack, INEC, through its Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, called for a thorough investigation into the incident.

The statement also emphasized the urgent need for enhanced security measures to protect INEC personnel and assets in Kogi State.

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