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Video: Thugs Allegedly Attack INEC Officials, Burn Election Materials In Benue State

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Violence Reported In Benue State During Rerun Election

Suspected thugs on Saturday, attacked electoral officials and political party agents accompanying voting materials during the rerun election in Benue State.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Nentawe Yilwatda, confirmed the development, adding that the hoodlums also burnt electoral materials in the process.

Channels TV reports the REC as saying the thugs attacked the electoral officials on their way to Chito Adzendechi Council Ward, the headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area where the supplementary election was meant to hold.

Naija News however gathered that security officials were able to rescue the electoral officials and political party agents from the area.

Following the incident, the REC declared that voting processes for the over 13,000 voters in the ward have been cancelled.

See video of the attack below:


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