Gunmen have killed an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and injured some corps members in Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State on their way to Asaba on Monday to deliver the results of the local government.
Delta Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Monday Udoh-Tom, confirmed the incident to journalists at the INEC collation centre in Asaba after the result of Ukwani Local Government Area was taken.
He said, ‘There were incidents of attacks in Ukwuani Local Government Area where one of us died on their way coming after the elections,’ he stated.
The other ad hoc staff injured in the incident were identified as members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
‘The gunmen opened fire at their bus and unfortunately killed one INEC official and injured the corps members.
‘The corpers are now receiving treatment but we are planning to move them to a hospital in Asaba,’ he added.