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Gunmen attack Kogi REC’s residence, destroy commissioner’s property


Some daredevil hoodlums have invaded the residence of the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kogi State and wreaked havoc.

A statement posted on the verified page of the commission on Friday revealed that the gunmen struck around 3:30am at the REC’s residence in Lokoja.

The gunmen shot at the residence, set cars parked in the premises ablaze and exchanged gunfire with security agents.

According to the statement, no life was lost in the attack but property were destroyed.

“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,” the statement read.

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