One allegedly killed as Ekiti conducts LG election

One person whose identity could not be ascertained was allegedly killed on Saturday by suspected political thugs at Ikere Ekiti, while four others sustained injuries during the local government election conducted in Ekiti State.

The local government election, which was greeted by low turnout of voters was peaceful before the event turned bloody in the town.

An eyewitness, confirmed to journalists that the gun-wielding thugs invaded a polling unit at Okitiko in Araromi area of Ikere Ekiti and shot sporadically thereby disrupting the poll in the unit.

“Apart from the man that was shot, about four people were wounded and the SIEC officials had to take to their heels. The boys came to snatch ballot and when they were resisted, they started shooting one person was killed in the…

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