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ELECTION VIOLENCE: 18 Corps Members Kidnapped in Akwa-Ibom

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Eighteen corps members who are ad-hoc members of the Independent National Electoral Commission have been kidnapped in Akwa-Ibom State.
The resident electoral commissioner (REC), Mike Igini disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in his office.
Speaking further, he said 10 of the corps members were abducted at Abak local government area (LGA), while four in Itu LGA and another four.
Igini hinted that while some of the kidnapped corps members had since be rescued following intervention by security operatives.
He added that a lecturer of the University of Uyo, Kufre Etuk was brutalized in Uruan LGA making him spent the night in the bush after escaping from his attackers.
He said in Ikono LGA, materials for 10 out of 11 wards in the area were smashed and destroyed by political thugs.
“In places where there are issues of ballot boxes snatching, there will be no result from those areas. No result can emanate from any polling unit with issues of stuffing of ballots and snatching,” he said.

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Igini also directed all electoral officers (EOs) to document attacks on electoral officials.
“In view of all negative reports of violence, fraudulent and forceful results, abductions of poll staff, ballot box snatching among others, due and diligent attention must be given to the filling of Form 40G series,” he told them via a statement.
“This means that constantly, EOs must insist on taking all field reports made and captured by the Commission Electoral Operations Support Centre (EOSC) of snatched results sheets and ballot.
“No results can emanate from polling units, wards and LGAs where there had been previous reports of serious violent attacks of poll officials many of whom are still being rescued particularly corps members and snatching of results and ballot papers taken to unknown places.”

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