Gunmen Attack REC’s Residence in Kogi


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has verified reports of a violent assault on the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi State.

In a statement released on its X handle on Friday, the Commission disclosed that the attackers struck the commissioner’s residence at 3:30 a.m.

The armed assailants reportedly initiated a prolonged gun battle with the security personnel present, persisting for over 30 minutes until additional reinforcements arrived.

“In the early hours of today, Friday 1st December 2023, around 3:30 a.m., gunmen attacked the residence of our Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State.

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“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,” INEC said.