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Thugs Invade Polling Units In Lagos, Set Ballot Box On Fire


Hundreds of armed thugs stormed voting stations in Lagos’ Oshodi and Itire districts, torching ballot papers and boxes.
Thugs clothed in black and masked appeared in the neighborhood about 11.30 a.m. on Saturday.

Other voters were hurt because they were unable to flee when the attackers arrived.

According to sources, the armed thugs afterwards roamed around the neighborhood, just minutes after several security personnel on election duty left their post.

According to Tajudeen Haruna, the thugs started fire minutes later, scaring voters away.

“The guys later set fire to the vote box and some materials,” he claimed.

Similarly, about 12 p.m., some thugs stormed the Itire region, scaring voters away from the various voting units.

James Nwoke, alleged that it was a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise non-indigenes in the state. Meanwhile, there is heavy military and police presence within the Lagos metropolis on Saturday to forestall breakdown of law and order.

At the same time, young men converted the Agege motor Road as well as Apapa-Oshodi, Okota and some parts of Ago palace way into football pitches. There is also palpable tension in most parts of Ago, Isolo and Ire-Akri following the inability of some voters to locate their polling units.