Election materials for Mbalom Ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State were burnt by thugs in the early hours of Saturday.

The gun-wielding thugs, upon arrival at the office, fired shots into the air to disperse INEC staff, before burning the election materials.

Thaddeus Ujah, a senior staff of the commission, confirmed the early morning attack to NAN.

 “Right now I can’t say anything. I am overwhelmed; we were not expecting anything of that nature. I am short of words. I can’t see some of my people; they ran into the bush; some of them got injured. For me, the most important thing to me now is to get those people and take them back,” she said.

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