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BREAKING: Heavy shooting as gunmen attack residence of Kogi REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says gunmen attacked the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, in the early hours of Friday.

The electoral umpire said the incident occurred around 3.30 am.

“The armed men engaged the security personnel in a gun battle for over 30 minutes until reinforcement arrived,” INEC said in a statement posted on X.

“While no lives were lost, property was destroyed in the ensuing gun battle.”

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