INEC REC in Kogi escapes death


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that gunmen have attacked the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State.

The commission made this known in a communique.

According to the communique, the attack happened around 3:30 am today, Friday, December 1, 2023.

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

“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 probe and enhanced security protection for its personnel and assets.

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