Three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC have died in a road accident in Borno State, while 5 others have sustained injuries and are receiving treatment.
The INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the incident on Monday in a statement he released.
According to him, the victims were travelling on Sunday before the unfortunate auto crash occurred in the north-eastern State.
Noting that the injured were receiving treatment at a Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, Okoye identified the deceased officials as Adamu Mohammed, Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar.
The INEC boss commiserated with the families of the victims, eulogising them for their dedication and commitment to the electoral body and the country.
“The Commission has received the sad report of a fatal road accident involving a number of its staff serving in Borno State. On Sunday, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Mohammed Magaji Ibrahim, informed the Commission that an Electoral Officer and some Assistant Electoral Officers travelling from some local government areas to Maiduguri for a special training ahead of the conversion of voting points into polling units were involved in the accident”, the statement reads.
Tragic Accident Involving Staff of the Commission pic.twitter.com/LNEGntZoAw
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) April 19, 2021
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