JUST IN: Intrigues as INEC staff abducted enroute to collation center in bandits-ravaged state

The Electoral Officer and the Returning Officer for Zamfara state governorship election in Maradun local government area of the state have been kidnapped.

The local government area is the hometown of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, who is seeking reelection.

The officials were heading for the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission in Gusau, the state capital, to deliver the result of the governorship election for Maradun Local Government when they were intercepted and taken to an undisclosed location.

The Public Relations Officer of the state’s INEC, Muktari Janyau told Daily Trust that the matter had been reported to the police.

“Janyau said, “The Resident Electoral commissioner in charge of Zamfara state, Professor Sa,idu Babura Ahmed has reported the issue to the police commissioner for appropriate action”.

Meanwhile, the results for the election in 9 out of 14 local government areas have been announced and the opposition PDP is leading in seven local government.