The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has mourn the death of three of its staff who died in a road accident on their way to Maiduguri for a special training.
The Commission in a statement while confirming the incident said it has received the sad report of a fatal road accident involving a number of its staff serving in Bomo State.
He said “on Sunday, 18th April 2021, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the State, Mohammed Magaji Ibrahim, informed the Commission that an Electoral Officer (EO) and some Assistant Electoral Officers (AEOs) travelling from some Local Government Area to Maiduguri for a special training abead of the conversion of Voting Points into Polling Units were involved in the accident.
“Unfortunately, three staff: Adamu Mohammed (EO, Bu LGA), Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar (AEOs, Damboa LGA) lost their lives while five others sustained injunes. The deceased staff, who were indigenes of Adamawa State, will be buried today, Monday 19th Apnl 2021, in Yola.
The Supervising National Commissioner for Borno, Adamawa und Taruba States. AVM Ahmed Tijani Mu’azu (rtd), will represent the Commission at their funeral while the injured staff members are receiving treatment in a Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.”