Ortom vs Jime: INEC gives update on collation officer shot by thugs

Comfort Dooshima

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given an update on the health of its officer attacked by suspected political thugs in Benue State.

Owojela's Blog reports that unknown gunmen on Saturday night shot Comfort Dooshima, INEC Collation Officer for Gboko Local Government Area in Benue State.

It was gathered that, Dooshima, a lecturer at the University of Agriculture, Benue, was attacked on her way to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) head office in Makurdi.

Confirming the incident, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda, said the commission’s convoy was attacked on Gboko-Makurdi road by unknown gunmen.

But, a statement on its Twitter page on Monday said Dooshima was responding to treatment.

The tweet reads, “The collation officer for Gboko LGA Benue State, Prof. (Mrs.) C.D TULUEN who was shot at on her way to Makurdi with the LGA collated result sheet is recuperating and responding to treatment.”