INEC officials abducted on their way to Zamfara collection center
The Electoral Officer and Returning Officer for the Zamfara State Governor Election in the Maradun Local Government Area of the State have reportedly been abducted.
Daily Trust reported that the lThe local government area is the hometown of Governor Bello Mohammed Matagall of the All Progressives Congress, who is seeking re-election.
The officials were heading to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Gusau, the state capital, to deliver the result of the Maradun local government gubernatorial election when they were intercepted and taken to a location kept secret.
INEC spokesperson, Muktari Janyau said the matter was reported to the police.
Election results in 9 out of 14 local government areas have been announced and the opposition PDP is leading in seven local governments.