Gunmen Ambush INEC-REC in Lokoja Residence

Gunmen Ambush INEC-REC in Lokoja Residence

Gunmen Attack INEC-REC’s Residence in Lokoja, Kogi State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reported that gunmen launched an attack on the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State, around 3:30 am on Friday, December 1, 2023. The assailants engaged security personnel in a gun battle lasting over 30 minutes until reinforcements arrived. Fortunately, no lives were lost, but property was damaged during the exchange of gunfire. This incident follows closely after a mob besieged the INEC state office the day before.

INEC has deployed a team of combined security personnel to safeguard the REC’s residence and has called for a thorough investigation into the attack. The commission also emphasized the need for enhanced security protection for its personnel and assets in Kogi State. The motive behind the attack remains unclear, and authorities are working to ensure the safety and security of INEC officials in the region.


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