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Sunday, May 20, 2012

INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega Escapes Death

Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of
INEC on Saturday escaped death when
some youths attacked him at the palace
of the Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib
Hussaini Adamu, in Jigawa State.

Jega was said to be in the town to
attend the wedding of the daughter of
the Emir. It was gathered that trouble
started around 12:30pm when the INEC
boss was coming out of the palace and
the youths identified him "as one of
those deceiving them in Abuja".

Sources told me that the
attack on Jega was led by a young girl
as youths in the area began to hurl
stones at his convoy. Several cars in the
convoy were said to have been
damaged and their glasses smashed.

Sources said the situation would have
been worse but for the intervention of
security agents.

The youths sang war songs alleging
betrayal on Jega’s path. “You cheated
us, you cheated the North, you declared
falsed result...”, some of them said.

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