INEC REC in Kogi escapes death

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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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