Elections: INEC Condemns NYSC killing, Refuses to compensate deceased family

Nigeria electoral management body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has condemned the killing of NYSC members contracted by the commission to serve as ad hoc staff in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.

Mr. Festus Okoye, INEC commissioner for information and voter education, in a press conference at Abuja, the Nigeria capital city on Friday said INEC condoles with the families of its ad-hoc staff who lost their lives while conducting the just concluded elections.

He also extended the condolence message to other members of families who lost their loved one who came out to vote and was killed in the process.

The commission during the press statement did not announce compensation for the families of NYSC members who lost their lives during the elections.

INEC condemned the conduct of security agencies saying they were not professional and their action calls for huge reflections.

Mr. Okoye said some of the actions of the security agents will be forwarded to the Inspector General of Police for investigation.

The commission said the elections were generally peaceful, but, however, noted that there was violence recorded in some states pointing out that some of its staff were threatened, harassed, intimidated, assaulted, abducted and raped.

A female NYSC member who served as an ad hoc staff to the Independent National Electoral Commission during the elections was killed at Abonnema in Rivers State when violence broke out at the polling unit.

Worse still, INEC did not announce compensation for the family.

 

 

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