INEC returning officer shot in Benue

Independent Electoral Commission
Independent Electoral Commission

Unidentified gunmen Saturday shot the Returning Officer of Gboko Local Government Area, Prof T. Dooshima.

“They shot Prof. Dooshima who is the Returning Officer for Gboko LG, so after they shot her, we drove straight to INEC headquarters so that we can make a comment, said an eye-witness. ”

She is in the hospital, he said while speaking to reporters. According to him, the INEC officials were on their way from Gboko to Makurdi when they were attacked. He said, “Around 6pm after the EO and Returning Officer of Gboko declared the winner of the constituency, they arranged everything, we moved from Gboko to Makurdi around 9pm.

“On our way to Makurdi some group of men, armed thugs started shooting at the INEC vehicle that was conveying the materials to Makurdi.

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