BREAKING: Gboko Returning Officer Shot While En Route To INEC Headquarters
Some unknown gunmen on Saturday shot and wounded the Returning Officer of Gboko Local Government Area, Prof T. Dooshima.
The University of Agriculture professor was on her way to the INEC headquarters in Makurdi to present results from the local government when she was shot by unknown gunmen.
An eye-witness, Mr. Issac Utom, told journalists in Makurdi that the Prof, an unnamed Electoral Officer for the LG and the driver were in the vehicle with registration number, FG 273 UO1 when the attack occurred.
He added that Dooshima sustained injuries and had been admitted in a hospital.
According to him, the INEC officials were on their way from Gboko to Makurdi when they were attacked.
He said, “Around 6pm after the EO and Returning Officer of Gboko declared the winner of the constituency, they arranged everything, we moved from Gboko to Makurdi around 9pm.
“On our way to Makurdi some group of men, armed thugs started shooting at the INEC vehicle that was conveying the materials to Makurdi.
“They shot Prof. Dooshima who is the Returning Officer for Gboko LG, so after they shot her, we drove straight to INEC headquarters so that we can make a comment. She is in the hospital.”