Three INEC staff die in road accident in Borno

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the death of three staff in a road accident in Borno.

Chairman, Info and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement stated the deceased staff members died on Sunday.

He quoted Mohammed Ibrahim, State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) as saying an Electoral Officer (EO) and a few Assistant Electoral Officers (AEOs) have been involved.

The victims were travelling from some Local Government Areas to Maiduguri for special training ahead of the conversion of Voting Points into Polling Units.

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Adamu Mohammed (EO, Biu LGA), Abubakar Joda and Suleiman Umar (AEOs, Damboa LGA) died while five others sustained injuries.

“The deceased staff, who were indigenes of Adamawa State, will be buried today, Monday, April 19 in Yola”, Okoye noted.

INEC prayed for the repose of their souls, extended condolence to their families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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