3 INEC Staff Died During Election Duties in Benue

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Three ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Benue State were reported to have died, in the course of election duties in the state.

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Prof. Istfanus Dafwang, who is the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Benue state, revealed, yesterday, that three ad hoc staff of the Commission died in the course of election duties in the State.

Speaking during the briefing of journalists at the state headquarters of INEC in Makurdi, the REC disclosed that amongst the dead was a female ad-hoc staff who died on Saturday morning in an accident at Oju local government area, while on her way to her duty post.

According to Prof. Dafwang, “She was being taken by a motorcycle rider to her unit and he was probably over-speeding when the front of the bike apparently pulled off leading to the ghastly accident that claimed her life.

“The other two died Sunday morning in an accident on their way back to Makurdi from Vandeikya where they took part in the conduct of the elections,” he said.



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