Gunmen Attack Kogi REC’s Residence (Photos)

Gunmen Attack Kogi REC’s Residence (Photos)
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2023

Gunmen have attacked the residence of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

This was made known in a statement on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi.

He said, “In the early hours of today, Friday 1st December 2023, around 3.30am, gunmen attacked the residence of our Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State.

“The armed men engaged the security personnel 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.”

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