Police begins investigation into attack on INEC REC in Kogi


The Nigeria Police Force has commenced an investigation into the attack on the home of the Kogi State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Gabriel Longpet.

The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) in Kogi State, SP William Ovye Aya in a statement on Friday said the Commissioner of Police Bethrand Onuoha condemned the attack on the REC resident.

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Narrating what transpired at the scene, the Police Spokesperson said “The Command received distress today 1/12/2023 at about 0311hrs on the attack by unknown armed hoodlums who stormed the Quarters of the REC, INEC and started shooting sporadically. The Police guards on duty at the residence engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and denied them access to the premises.

“Meanwhile, the Sienna Bus they came with was seen burnt to ashes at the front of the house. Immediately, the Commissioner of Police deployed a reinforcement Team of Tactical Operatives to the scene while trailing the hoodlums. He commended the guards on duty for their bravery and diligence”.

Aya disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in apprehending the perpetrators of this act and bringing them to deserved justice.

“The CP, while assuring the good people of Kogi State of the Command’s unwavering commitment to guarantee the safety of lives and property of all law-abiding citizens, urged them to collaborate with the Security Agencies by way of volunteering credible and timely information on the activities of Criminal elements in the State to enable prompt and commensurate response” the statement added.


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