INEC official killed in Rivers State, says INEC
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.