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BREAKING: Gunmen attack home of INEC REC in Kogi

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Gunmen in the wee hours of Friday, launched vicious attack on the home of Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State.

The attack was confirmed in a statement made by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

According to the statement, the armed men engaged the security operatives in a gun battle for over 30 minutes before reinforcement arrived.

While no lives were lost, property was destroyed in the ensuing exchange of gunfire.

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.”

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