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INEC official killed in Rivers State, says INEC


Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu speaks to the press about preparations for the rescheduled general elections in Abuja, on February 20, 2019. – Nigeria’s presidential and parliamentary election has been rescheduled for February 23, 2019, following the postponement of the orinial poll on February 16. (Photo by Pius Utomi EKPEI / AFP)

The Independent National Electoral Commission Sunday confirmed the death of the commission’s ad-hoc staff in Rivers State during the presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday.

According to INEC Chief Mahmood Yakubu the staff, Amakiri Ibisaki, female, was hit by a “stray bullet”.

“We have recorded the first fatality, an adhoc staff was hit by bullet,” Yakubu said.


“We condemn this attack and will forward a comprehensive report for security agencies to investigate,” he added

It was not immediately clear whether Ms Ibisaki was a corps member.

Most of INEC’s election duties staff is made up of university and polytechnic graduates undergoing a one-year compulsory national youth service.


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