#2023Decides: Guardian Reports Thugs Attack on Registration Centre, INEC Staff in Gombe Misleading


Afeez Rabiu

CLAIM: Guardian Newspaper reported that thugs attacked a registration centre and robbed INEC staff in Gombe in the early hours of today, 25th of February. 



We traced the incident as reported and found that the state PPRO ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar already reacted to the incident. 

Our on-ground observer, Jibril Muhammed, spoke with the state PPRO ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar who confirmed that the incident did occur but not as reported by The Guardian Newspaper. He explained that the incident happened last night, not today as claimed by the paper. 

The PPRO also confirmed that the incident was purely a robbery issue and not an attack on INEC officials. 


Misleading. Our findings show that the reported attack by Guardian Newspaper happened last night and not this morning, during the voting exercise has claimed by the paper.

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