Gunmen attack Kogi REC residence – INEC

Gunmen early Friday morning attacked the residence of the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The electoral body in a communique said that the attack of the residence in Lokoja, the state capital, commenced around 3:30am and lasted for over thirty minutes.

The commission said security operatives within engaged the attackers in a gun duel before reinforcement arrived.

“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 added.