One shot, as violence mars election

Pockets of violence and ballot box snatching characterised Saturday’s local government elections that held across 16 local governments and 177 Registration Areas in Ekiti State.

One person whose identity could not be ascertained was reportedly shot dead by suspected political thugs at Ikere Ekiti, while four others were seriously injured.

A witness 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 witness said.

“The boys came to snatch the ballot and when they were resisted, they started shooting one person was killed in the…

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