The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said some of its staff were abducted and raped during the last Saturday presidential and national assembly elections.
“In addition to the subjugation of some of our electoral officials to threats, harassment, intimidation, assault, abduction and even rape,” INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoye said in a statement on Friday.
“The Commission condoles with the families of its ad-hoc staff who lost their lives while on this national assignment, as well as other Nigerians who died in the course of the elections,” he added.
The elections were held on Saturday, February 28. It was marred by delays, sporadic violence, killing and allegations of vote rigging.
“The commission is determined to rectify the identified challenges before the elections on March 9,” Okoye said.