Primary School Containing Electoral Materials Set Ablaze In Benue

Channels Television  
Updated March 9, 2019


A primary school where all electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State were kept has been set ablaze, according to reports reaching Channels Television. 

All the electoral materials are said to have been completely destroyed in the fire.

Suspected thugs had reportedly stormed the school premises shooting in the air to scare residents away before setting the school ablaze.

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Benue state, Mister Nentawe Yilwatda, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

Mr. Nentawe said besides the Mbalom case, a number of hitches have been reported, noting that he would address the media as soon as details of from security agencies get to his office.

Meanwhile, in Gbajimba, at the Guma local council where Governor Ortom voted earlier, gunmen had attempted an attack on the election materials but the residents stood their grounds against the attempt.

However, two persons were killed by the gunmen in the process.