Six persons — including two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) — are allegedly missing after gunmen attacked six Hummer buses carrying INEC officials in Kogi.
NAN reports that the incident, which occurred around 2 am on Sunday at Abajana, left several officials with gunshot wounds including policemen and drivers.
The six alleged missing persons also include four former NYSC members.
The injured persons are already on admission at the Federal University Teaching Hospital, Lokoja.
Salisu Ibrahim, one of the bus drivers who was shot in his right leg and recuperating at the hospital, told NAN that the attackers took them by surprise.
“We were on our way back to Lokoja from Abujor RAC with the results of the House of Assembly election held there when we were attacked by some people,” he said.
“All the six buses moving in a convoy were attacked and in the process many of us sustained injuries.
“Thank God, none of us died in the process but I learnt some corpers are missing during the attack on us this early morning.”
Dare Owofadaju, a youth corps member who was shot in his left thigh, said: “It is only God that kept us alive considering the way and manner the gunmen attacked us.”
Owofadaju said the election was conducted peacefully and counting was completed.
“It was when we were returning to Lokoja that we were attacked at Abajan,” he said.
“Thank God some security operatives came to our rescue and rushed those of us injured to this Federal University Teaching Hospital Lokoja for immediate treatment.”
Sunday Igbinomwanhia, the commander, headquarters command army records (CAR); Hale Longpet, Kogi INEC REC, and Mofoluwaso Williams, the Kogi NYSC coordinator, were said to have visited the injured persons in the hospital.
Williams Ovye-Aya, the spokesman of the Kogi police command, who confirmed the incident, said the police were on top of the situation.
“We are aware of the sad incident and preparing to issue a statement on the attack,” he said.
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