Breaking: Gunmen attack collation centre, police station, INEC office

Boko Haram

Gunmen on Sunday morning attacked a centre where election results were being collated in Bauchi State.
Apart from attacking the Central Primary School in Alkaleri Local Government which was being used as a collation centre, the gunmen also attacked Alkaleri Divisional Police Station, and an INEC office, a resident told PREMIUM TIMES.

A source at the residence of the district head of Alkaleri confirmed the attack. He said the gunmen came in four Hilux vehicles, shooting sporadically as residents scampered for safety and those indoors remained there.

The source said the gunmen told residents not panic.
“They said they have no intention to harm any body. After the destruction they left for Bauchi (Town), because they took Bauchi road,” he said.

Sunday’s attack occurred less than 24 hours after a similar attack on another part of the state during elections.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how gunmen on Saturday stormed a polling unit in Bagurun Primary School of Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, firing gunshots sporadically into the air and forcing voters to scamper for safety.

This spokesperson of the Bauchi State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed Saturday’s attack, said the gunmen arrived at the place in six vehicles and thereafter gathered all election materials and set some of them ablaze.

“The timely intervention of combined security forces, comprising the Police and Army, forced the suspects to abandon their mission and escape to unknown destination,” he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks although the Boko Haram had threatened to attack during elections in Northern Nigeria. There have also been reports of similar attacks in neighbouring Gombe.


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  • Uzoma John

    Please nobody should hide under BH to disrupt election that has been peaceful in most Northern States since yesterday. These are political thugs ensuring that since they cannot rig there in the North they are now destroying cast votes or ballot papers for the winning candidate. Who else in your imagination is doing this if not PDP.

    • onos

      A time will also come when anything that happens will be attributed to APC.

      • Uzoma John

        When that time comes we will know. But God willing good governance is on the way with GMB has President.

        • Pete

          Dimwit!

          • Uzoma John

            You can only resort to insults- the hallmark of PDP and her e-rats. FFK bred.

    • Moe

      your comment is unhelpful.
      Please, don’t just cast blame at folks blindly. Discord at this time does not help anyone

    • egoigwe

      Why do you think Premium Times put up a picture of Boko Haram elements along with its report? I think your insinuations are uncalled for.

  • Otile

    Allah Wubade. Allah ya ba mu lafia. Islam is a religion of peace.

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