Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting
Kogi State, Nigeria
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says gunmen have attacked the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State.
In a press statement released by the electoral umpire on Friday morning, Truth Live News gathered that the attack happened around 3:30 am today, Friday, December 1, 2023.
It noted that the armed men engaged security personnel in a gun battle for over 30 minutes until reinforcement arrived.
The statement reads;
“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”.