- The INEC has reacted to the attack on Benue collation officer, Comfort Dooshima, by suspected political thugs
- The commission pointed out that all its ad-hoc and permanent staff are insured against such mishaps
- The electoral body said it is responsible for all hospital bills and medical expenses of all such injured staff
The Independent National Electoral Commission has spoken about its governorship election collation officer for Gboko LGA in Benue state, Comfort Dooshima, was shot at and injured on her way to Makurdi.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the commission said the injured officer is presently receiving treatment in the hospital.
The commission said: “While wishing her a speedy recovery, INEC wishes to point out that all its ad-hoc and permanent staff are insured against such mishaps and the commission is responsible for all hospital bills and medical expenses of all such injured staff.
“The incident has been reported to the law enforcement officers and we will closely monitor the investigation.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Comfort Dooshima, INEC collation officer in the Gboko local government area of Benue state 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.
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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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