At least three persons have been reportedly hospitalized after thugs invaded the ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) camped at Tudunwada Primary School in Gombe State.
News Bulletin reports that the hospitalised staff sustained machete cut, adding that no fewer than three phones, backpacks, and power banks went missing following the attack.
One of the staff told the platform that many people would later sustain injuries while scampering for safety.
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“The police and the school guard were nowhere to be found. They went with phones belonging to my colleagues. I sustained injuries while trying to escape,” the ad hoc staff stated.
According to him, the attack took place around 11 pm and the police responded very late.
Mahid Muazu, spokesman for Gombe Police Command confirmed the incident, according to News Bulletin. But an enquiry sent to him by WikkiTimes had not been responded to at press time.