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#2020polls: Five dead, 61 cases of violence recorded nationwide – NESTF

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Five people died between 7th and 9th December in 61 recorded cases of electoral and post-electoral incidents nationwide, the Joint Operation Centre of the National Election Security Taskforce (NESTF) has said.

In its report on the security outlook for the 2020 general elections, the NESTF noted that the cases involving gunshots occurred as follows:

i. Central region, Awutu Senya East constituency: 2 injured from a shooting incident by civilian(s) in the community during election period on 07-12-20.

ii. Greater Accra region, Odododiodio constituency: 2 dead and 6 injured from a shooting incident by civilian(s) in the community during post-election period on 07-12-20.

iii. Greater Accra region, Ablekuma Central: 4 injured including a policeman from a shooting incident at the collation centre during post-election period on 08-12-20.

iv. Bono East region, Techiman South constituency: 2 dead and 4 injured from shooting by security personnel at the collation centre during post-election period on 08-12-20.

v. Northern region, Savelugu Constituency: a shooting incident by civilian(s) at the Police Station, when people besieged the station during post-election period on 08-12-20.

vi. Northern region, Savelugu Constituency: 1 dead and 3 injured from a shooting incident by civilian(s) in the community during post-election period on 08-12-20.

The NESTF in a statement noted that it deems the incidents recorded to be incidents that could have been avoided and, therefore, condemn their occurrence and promises to investigate each one of them.

The NESTF, however, congratulated itself indicating that it has policed the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections professionally and lauded the public for their cooperation.

Source: Classfmonline.com

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