The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed reports that residence of it Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Hale Gabriel Longpet, was attacked by unknown gunmen.
In a statement on its verifies X handle on Friday, INEC said armed men engaged the security personnel in a gun battle for over 30 minutes until reinforcement arrived.
“In the early hours of today, Friday 1st December 2023, around 3.30am, gunmen attacked the residence of our Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State.
“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,” the statement said.
INEC called for a thorough investigation and enhanced security protection for its personnel and assets in Kogi State.