INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu confirms the death of an ad hoc electoral officer in River State


INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu says an ad hoc electoral officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Ibisiki Amachree, has been killed by a stray bullet in River State.

Yakubu did not elaborate on the incident which he described as “serious fatality in Rivers State,” saying it happened on Saturday during the presidential and National Assembly polls.

He also disclosed that another INEC employee was arrested by security agencies over alleged infractions in the presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday in Imo State.

The Commission promised to review the performance of security agencies after the elections and see how to improve on its security architecture.

Mahmood also appealed to Nigerians not to believe results been published on social media.

According to him, voting also took place yesterday in some places in Abia, Bayelsa, Benue and Gombe states where there had been malfunctioning of smart card readers.