Four yet-to-be identified staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Bauchi State have been kidnapped by armed men.
As of the time of this report, the issue has caused tension among INEC staff and residents who were seen discussing the issue in hushed voices.
The incident was said to have taken place at Jamare Local Government Registration Area 02 with Polling Unit Code 010.
A staff of INEC, who escaped said the armed security operatives came in seven Toyota Hilux vans.
According to him, the abducted staff were taken away with voting materials.
He said, “Four of our staff in Jamare LGA Registration Area 02 with Polling Unit Code 010 have been abducted with voting materials. The place was invaded by heavily armed security operatives who came in seven Toyota Hilux Vans, and took the four INEC officials to Jamare LGA to perfect their plots.”
Calls to the Head of Department of Voter Education and Publicity in Bauchi office of INEC, Ahmed Waziri for reaction were not replied.
Calls to the spokesperson for the Bauchi State Police Command, Kamal Datti Abubakar, were also not responded to.