6 lacking as gunmen assault INEC officers in Kogi

Six individuals are allegedly feared lacking when unknown gunmen attacked six Hummer Buses carrying INEC officers in Kogi within the early hours of Sunday.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews on Sunday that the incident, which occurred round 2 am on March 19 at Abajana, left a number of officers with gunshot wounds together with policemen and drivers.

The six lacking individuals embrace two serving NYSC corps members and 4 ex-corps members.

The injured individuals are already on admission on the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), now Federal College Educating Hospital, Lokoja.

Mr Salisu Ibrahim, one of many bus drivers, who was shot on his proper leg, and recuperating on the hospital, informed NAN that the attackers took them without warning.

“We had been on our means again to Lokoja from Abuja RAC with the outcomes of the Home of Meeting election held there after we had been attacked by some folks.

“All of the six buses transferring in a convoy had been attacked and within the course of many people sustained accidents.

“Thank God, none of us died within the course of however I learnt some corpers are lacking through the assault on us this early morning,” Ibrahim narrated.

Mr Dare Owofadaju, a youth corps member who was shot on his left thigh, mentioned: “It’s only God that stored us alive contemplating the best way and method the gunmen attacked us.”

Owofadaju mentioned that the election was performed peacefully and counting was accomplished, and “it was after we had been returning to Lokoja that we had been attacked at Abajana”.

“Thank God some safety operatives got here to our rescue and rushed these of us injured to this Federal College Educating Hospital Lokoja for rapid remedy,” he narrated.

NAN additionally gathered that the Commander, Headquarters Command Military Data (CAR), Maj-Gen. Sunday Igbinomwanhia, Kogi INEC REC, Dr Hale Longpet, and the Kogi NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Mofoluwaso Williams, have visited the injured within the hospital.

The REC and the state NYSC coordinator declined to reply to NAN enquiries on the incident.

However the Spokesperson of Kogi Police Command, SP Williams Ovye-Aya, confirmed the incident, saying that the police had been on high of the state of affairs.

“We’re conscious of the unhappy incident and getting ready to problem a press release on the assault,” he mentioned.



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