INEC officials kidnapped on their way to collation centre in Zamfara



Uba Group

OFFICIALS of the Independent National Electoral Commission have been kidnapped on their way to the Commission’s headquarters in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.

Those who were abducted were identified as the Electoral Officer and Returning Officer for the Zamfara State governorship election.

They were intercepted and whisked away to an unknown location in Maradun Local Government Area of the state on their way to deliver the result of the governorship election, it was learnt.

The local government area is the hometown of incumbent Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, who is seeking re-election.

The Public Relations Officer of INEC in the state, Muktari Janyau, told the media that the matter had been reported to the police.

The Resident Electoral commissioner in charge of Zamfara State, Prof. Saidu Babura Ahmed was said to have reported the case to the Commissioner of Police for appropriate action.

Results of the election in nine, out of the 14 local government areas of the state have been announced, with the opposition PDP leading in seven local governments.