The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the reported attack on the residence of INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Gabriel Longpet.
Mr Bethrand Onuoha, Commissioner of Police in Lokoja, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Friday, described the incident as “very unfortunate and wicked.”
He explained that the attackers arrived at the REC’s apartment around 3:00 am on Friday but were greeted with fierce resistance from security personnel.
“The joy of it all is that the hoodlums did not succeed in their nefarious act as my officers gallantly repelled their attack and burnt the vehicle they came with.
“Right now, there are soldiers stationed in the house alongside our personnel to keep watch and ensure safety.
“Again, all the junctions around the house and INEC office have heavily armed soldiers and policemen keeping watch to forestall any eventuality,” he said.Follow us on social media