Sunday 16 April 2023

Supplementary Elections: Man Shot Dead For Snatching Ballot Box In Kebbi

A member of the proscribed vigilante group, Yansakai, was reportedly shot dead by soldiers on patrol at Bajida polling unit 001, Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

The deceased was shot dead for attempting to snatch a ballot box from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, during the ongoing supplementary elections in the state.

According to Vanguard, eyewitnesses in the area said the deceased was said to have intruded into the polling unit claiming to be a security agent.

He was alleged to have attempted to snatch a gun from a soldier at the polling unit when he was shot.

An eyewitness said, “He and his group rushed to the polling unit trying to snatch the ballot box as INEC officials were moving the ballot box to the collation centre.

“Efforts to stop him by people at the polling unit failed and as he struggled to collect the gun from a soldier he was shot by another soldier

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