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#NigeriDecides: Bauchi Results Will Not Be Affected By Boko Haram Attacks, Says INEC

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FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NYSC, BRIG.-GEN. JOHNSON OLAWUMI; INEC NATIONAL COMMISSIONER FOR BAUCHI, BORNO AND YOBE STATES, COL. HAMANGA MOHAMMED AND RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER FOR BAUCHI STATE, PROF. HAMMAN TUKUR

FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NYSC, BRIG.-GEN. JOHNSON OLAWUMI;
INEC NATIONAL COMMISSIONER FOR BAUCHI, BORNO AND YOBE STATES, COL. HAMANGA
MOHAMMED AND RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER FOR BAUCHI STATE, PROF.
HAMMAN TUKUR

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Bauchi State, Hamman Tukur, has said that Saturday’s attacks on some polling units in Darazo, Kirfi and Alkaleri towns will have no effect on election results.

Reacting on Sunday to the attacks by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, Mr. Tukur noted that the attacks took place when polls had closed in Kirfi and Alkaleri.

He said that the attacks took place while elections were on in Darazo.

Mr. Tukur said that INEC was informed in good time about the attacks, and that it reported the matter to security agencies which responded promptly.

According to him, no life was lost to the attacks, and no serious damage done to materials.

“The matter was brought under control in Darazo, and voting continued normally,” he added.

The REC said that INEC was also aware of a case of hoarding of result sheets by some officials.

He said that the case was reported to security agencies and information on the suspected persons handed over to them.

“We got information that some polling units in Bauchi metropolis were not given result sheets even though we dispatched them.

“We alerted security agencies and gave them details of eight persons suspected to be behind the problem.

“Three have already been arrested and are in police custody while we supplied extra result sheets to the affected polling units through the electoral officer in charge of Bauchi (Town)”, he said.

Mr. Tukur also said that results were still being expected from collation centres in local government areas and would soon reach the commission’s headquarters.

(NAN)

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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