Comfort Dooshima, the INEC collation officer in the Gboko local government area of Benue state has reportedly been shot by unknown gunmen while on her way to the INEC’s office in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
Dooshima, who is a professor at the University of Agriculture, was was reportedly heading to INEC headquarters in Makurdi to present results from the local government when she was shot, Sahara Reporters states.
At the time this report emerged on Saturday, March 23, it was unclear if the professor was still alive or dead.
Supplementary elections were held in Benue, Plateau, Sokoto, Bauchi and Kano states following the inconclusive governorship elections recorded in the affected states.
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In another report, suspected thugs on Saturday, March 23, reportedly set ablaze electoral materials meant for supplementary elections in the entire Azendeshi ward in Chito town of Benue state.
Chito town is the headquarters of Azendeshi ward with 13,000 voting population.
According to The Nation, the electoral materials were said to have been kept at a public primary school before thugs belonging to one of the political parties overpowered security men and set them ablaze.
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