Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked the home of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi State, Dr Hale Longpet.
This was disclosed by The Independent National Electoral Commission in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekan, on Friday, December 1, 2023.
According to Oyekan, Longpet was hale and hearty as the security details attached to him were able to curtail the attackers, saying that no loss of life was also recorded during the incident that happened at the REC’s Lokoja, the state capital home.
The statement reads in full: “In the early hours of today, Friday 1st December 2023, around 3.30 am, 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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