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JUST IN: Hoodlums Burn Kano INEC Office

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

SUSPECTED hoodlums have reportedly set on fire office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State.

Stonix News gathered that the incident happened at around 09:30 a.m on Sunday when some unidentified persons descended on people.

The hoodlums were said to have forced election observers, journalists and INEC officials to flee for dear lives while since hid in the ceiling, which the thugs set on fire.

One of the victims and a journalist from the area, Sale Nasko, said the suspects were believed to be followers of one of the political parties.

The victim, who has been hospitalised after sustaining injuries said the suspected attackers namely, Garba Gambo, Shehu Na-marka, and Abdullahi Dan-jalingo had been arrested while an unidentified suspect was at large.

The attack came as the collation officer of the local government was waiting for the arrival of the last two wards (Takai and Kachako) before announcing the official results of yesterday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

He said they were eventually rescued by men of the military.

“We have learned that the attack doesn’t affect the election results,” said the victim.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, SP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident.

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