The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that unidentified gunmen launched an attack on the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state, during the early hours of Friday.
According to the electoral body, the incident occurred at approximately 3:30 am.
In a statement posted on X, INEC reported that the armed assailants engaged in a gun battle with security personnel for over 30 minutes until reinforcements arrived.
Despite the intensity of the encounter, no lives were lost. However, property sustained damage during the exchange of gunfire.