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Terrorists attack Gwoza village in Borno, injuring voters

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Terrorists attacked the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday, inflicting injuries on a some voters.

The insurgents fired gunshots from the top of the Mandara Mountains during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in Gwoza, located in the East of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

At a media briefing in Abuja on Saturday, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, confirmed the attack but said no INEC facility was destroyed, adding that the injured persons were taken to a hospital where they are receiving medical attention.

Yakubu said: “The first one is the attack in Gwoza. Gwoza is in Borno State. I want to report that the military has confirmed that it was an 81-mm mortar attack on two facilities including a filling station near INEC office but no damage to INEC facilities and no casualties.

“Some people were injured and they are in the hospital. We wish them a speedy recovery but no destruction of INEC facilities and no disruption of the electoral process”.

The electoral chief also said that some Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines were snatched by thugs who disrupted the electoral process in parts of the country like in Delta, Katsina, Anambra States, amongst other places.

He, however, said INEC has “recovered from all these losses because we have contingency arrangements”.

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