Gunmen attack Kogi REC’s home weeks after guber polls

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Gunmen attacked the residence of the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja in the early hours of Friday, December 1.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed this in a statement published via its verified X handle.

The commission said armed men engaged the security personnel stationed at the property in a gun battle for over 30 minutes until reinforcement 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.

“We call for a thorough investigation and enhanced security protection for our personnel and assets in Kogi State,” INEC said.

The attacks occurred three weeks after the November 11 gubernatorial election won by Alhali Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


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