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Six Missing As Gunmen Attacked Election Personnel In Central Nigeria: Police

Nigerian police, yesterday launched a manhunt for at least six people, suspected to have been kidnapped by gunmen, who attacked a group of election personnel, in the country’s north-central state of Kogi, a spokesman for the police said.

The election personnel on duty were attacked early yesterday, while on their way to a collation centre, in the state capital, Lokoja, after a parliamentary election in Kogi Saturday, as the gunmen intercepted their vehicles, injuring some and taking away at least six others in the state’s Obajana area, Williams Ovye-Aya, a spokesman for the police, said.

“The police are on top of the situation,” said Ovye-Aya, who also disclosed an official statement would be released later on the incident.

There was no dead casualty from the incident, although most of the election personnel, including security operatives, moving in a convoy of at least six vehicles were seriously injured.

Governorship and state parliamentary polls were held Saturday in most parts of Nigeria, as the country rounded off the 2023 general elections.

Source: Nam News Network (NNN)

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