- Some thugs in Etche local government of Rivers state have reportedly chopped off the hand of an Independent National Electoral Commission's staff
- Another staff was also abducted in the process
- The Staff, is are part of the team deployed to the state for the Rivers rerun election was kidnapped in Etche local government area of state on Saturday, February 25
Some thugs are said to have chopped off the hand of an Independent National Electoral Commission’s staff.
The incident, Punch reports occurred on Saturday, February 25, during the River rerun election exercise in Etche local government area.
Also, another INEC staff was said to be abducted during the attack by the thugs.
A female INEC staff was said to have been crying while alerting the state headquarters about the incident.
READ ALSO: Fayose attacks INEC, police over Edo, Rivers elections
It was gathered that over 700 staff of INEC were mobilized to the rerun election exercise in Rivers state.
There are also heavy military presence in state.
See photo from the ongoing election below:
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for INEC could not be reached for comment on the abduction.
READ ALSO: Why corps members will not be released for Saturday's Rivers rerun election - NYSC
But, the Rivers state police command's spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni said he was not aware of the incident.
Omoni said: "But if it is true, we are going to launch an investigation into the matter to get to the person who did it."