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Gombe: Suspected hoodlums invade INEC Adhoc staff camp


Gombe: Suspected hoodlums invade INEC Adhoc staff camp

Suspected hoodlums have attacked Adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission camped at Tudunwada Primary School, in the Gombe metropolis.

Our Correspondent reports that no fewer than three phones, backpacks, and power banks were lost to the attackers.

Three persons have been rushed to the hospital having sustained machete cuts, while others are nursing varying injuries.

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

He disclosed that many of them were injured following the attack while trying to flee for safety,” the police and the school guard were nowhere 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 11 pm, not until they (hoodlums) left that police came to ensure order.”

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

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

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

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