#NigeriaDecides2023: Six INEC Ad-Hoc Staff Missing, Several Injured In Kogi Attack
The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that six ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are missing and several others injured, resulting from an attack in the state.
Naija News gathered that the six people, who are feared missing, include two serving NYSC corps members and four ex-corpers.
It was learnt that unknown gunmen attacked six Hummer Buses carrying INEC officials in Kogi in the early hours of Sunday.
The incident, which was said to have occurred around 2 am of March 19 at Abajana, left several officials with gunshot wounds including policemen and drivers.
This online news platform understands that the Spokesman of Kogi Police Command, SP Williams Ovye-Aya, who confirmed the incident, noted that the police were on top of the situation.
He remarked that “We are aware of the sad incident and preparing to issue a statement on the attack.”
It was gathered that the injured persons are already on admission at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), now Federal University Teaching Hospital, Lokoja.
One of the bus drivers, who was shot in the right leg, and recuperating at the hospital, Salisu Ibrahim, said that the attackers took them by surprise.
Ibrahim narrated “We were on our way back to Lokoja from Abujor RAC with the results of the House of Assembly election held there when we were attacked by some people.
“All the six buses moving in a convoy were attacked and in the process many of us sustained injuries.
“Thank God, none of us died in the process but I learnt some corners are missing during the attack on us this early morning.”
Meanwhile, Naija News learnt that the Commander, Headquarters Command Army Records (CAR), Maj-Gen. Sunday Igbinomwanhia, Kogi INEC REC, Dr Hale Longpet, and the Kogi NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Mofoluwaso Williams, have visited the injured in the hospital.