One person has been declared dead on Monday, when suspected hoodlums attacked an Electoral Officer, for announcing Abdullahi Suleiman Chukuba, as the winner of the Chairmanship primary, for Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Chukuba participated on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police in the State, made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Minna.
He said that five other persons also sustained injury during the attack.
He noted that the Divisional Police Officer and other Security Agencies, have taken the Returning Officer from the Collation Centre, to Minna.
He explained that after announcing the results, some people loyal to the defeated Aspirant, Alhaji Akilu Isiyaku, attacked the Returning Officer and damaged his vehicle.
“One Isa Saidu lost his life, and five others injured during the incident”, he said.
The Commissioner revealed that the Command will do everything humanly possible to arrest those responsible, and bring them to book.
“Thuggery, intimidation, and demonstration of violent conduct, will not be tolerated before, during, and after the Local Government elections.
“We will not tolerate any act capable of bringing confusion to the State before, during, and after the elections”, he said.
The Police Chief, warned that any person or groups found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.