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Gunmen Attack Kogi REC’s Home, Destroy Property

The Independent National Electoral Commission has called for an enhanced security around its personnel and assets in Kogi State following a late night attack at the residence of the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) by gunmen.

The Commission disclosed this in a statement that attackers besieged the REC’s residence at about 3.30 am and engaged security men in a gun battle for over 30 minutes.

The assailants, however, fled the scene when reinforcements 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” , statement further said.

Meanwhile the commission has called for a thorough investigation of the incident by relevant agencies

“We call for a thorough investigation and enhanced security protection for our personnel and assets in Kogi State”.

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