A female INEC official and a commercial motorcycle rider were reportedly killed on Saturday morning, along the Obussa-Ebonyi road, in Oju local government area of Benue state.
Reports said the INECofficial had boarded the motorbike to Oju town where she was posted for election duties when she, alongside the bike operator, when they got involved in an accident.
A witness said: “They were riding on top speed at about 7:45 when the front part of the motorbike suddenly pulled of leading to the fatal accident and the instant death of the INEC staff.
“Though the bike rider survived after sustaining seriously injuries he later died before receiving medical attention.”
According to the Public Relations Officer of INEC in Benue state, Mr. Louis Ochai, the deceased official was an adhoc staff who was moving to her place of assignment when the accident occurred.
He said: “We have already sent people there to give us a detailed report on the matter for further action”