Gunmen Reportedly Kidnap INEC Electoral Officer In Zamfara With Election Results

The Elections officer, INEC,  in charge of the Maradun Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Bashir Shagari, is believed to have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
A source who spoke to The Punch said that Shagari was on her way to the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) gathering center in Gusau to announce the results of the Maradun Local Government Governor’s election when he was evicted along the road on Monday.

The source further revealed that the election officer was with other INEC officers when they were arrested at a bridge near the town of Maradun and taken to an undisclosed location.

Confirming the incident to The Punch, INEC’s public relations officer in the state, Muktari Janyau, said the incident had been reported to police headquarters.

Janyau said,

“The resident electoral commissioner in charge of Zamfara State, Professor Sa’idu Babura Ahmed, has reported the issue to the police commissioner for appropriate action.”

Meanwhile, results from nine out of 14 local government areas have been announced and the opposition PDP is leading in seven local governments so far declared.


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