By; BUHÀRI B BELLO, Jos
Amidst the growing tension in all the 17 local government areas, thugs have attacked the motorcade of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conveying electorial materials at Mangu Local Government of Plateau State.
The officials were on their way to Shendam Local Government, headquarters of Plateau South Senatorial district, to conduct the bye-election slated for Saturday.
Some of the attacked officials were Mohammed Haruna; National Commisioner, Halilu Pai, the state resident electoral commissioner, and other senior officials.
Sources confirmed that the National Commissioner was physically assaulted while several vehicles were damaged.
INEC had rescheduled the bye-election into Plateau South which became vacant due to the demise of the former occupant from October 31 to December 5 following the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country.
All attention of the state government and the main opposition party PDP members now focus on the southern part of the state.