C’River INEC condemns shooting of employee
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has condemned in totality the shooting of an ad hoc staff member, who was hit by stray bullet in Bakassi.
Miss Glory Essien, who is receiving treatment at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), was shot while in a speed boat by suspected militants on her way for election duty.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Gabriel Yomere, described the shooting as unfortunate but said he was happy the bullet did not touch the victim’s vertebral column.
Yomere, who expressed sadness over the incident, disclosed that doctors were on top of the situation as X-ray had been done on the patient to ascertain the level of injury.
According to a source, she was hit from the back while the boat was still in motion.
“The ad hoc worker, called Glory Effiom Esien, was shot by suspected militant when the speed boat, which was in motion, was hit by gun bullets.
“The bullet hit her from behind while on her way to to Bakassi for election duty and she almost became unconscious,” the source stated.