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HOODLUMS invade INEC Ad-hoc Staff Camp in Gombe

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HOODLUMS on Friday night attacked Ad-hoc Staff Camp of the Independent National Electoral Commission {INEC) camped at Tudunwada Primary School in Gombe metropolis.

The PUNCH reports that no fewer than three phones, back packs, power banks were lost to the attackers. However, three persons have been rushed to the hospital having sustained machete cuts, while others are nursing varying injuries.

An eyewitness who begged for anonymity confirmed the attack, adding that the hoodlums made away with phones of some of his colleagues who were trained to conduct the presidential and National Assembly Elections.

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He disclosed that many of them were injured following the attack while trying to flee for safety.

“The police and the school guard were no where to be found. They went with phones belonging to my colleagues. I sustained injuries while trying to escape,” he added.

While decrying the slow response of security operatives, he said, “An attack that took place at about 11pm, not until they (hoodlums) left that police came to ensure order.”


When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer of Gombe State Command, Mahid Abubakar, confirmed the incident, adding that he just received distress call about the same place.

Abubakar, promised to contact our correspondent after ascertaining the actual cause said, “I was just called now and I’m going there now. Maybe afterwards the bigmen (Authorities), will state what happened.”

Text sent to INEC Public Affairs Officer in the state, Mohorret Bigun, had not been replied as at the time of filing this report.

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Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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