2023 Elections: Voters protest; soldiers storm Oba Elegushi’s Palace

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Newly inaugurated BAOBAB Lagos outreach team members

Soldiers have arrived at the polling unit outside the Oba Elegushi Palace at Ikate, Lekki, Lagos State.

Thugs had earlier unleashed violence on voters at the polling unit.

Meanwhile, the displaced voters in the area have since taken to the street to protest against the attack by the hoodlums, while chanting “we must vote.”

According to reports, the soldiers arrived at the scene with five trucks filled with military men.

In a video shared on social media, the large crowd of voters were seen screaming in excitement as the soldiers arrived at the scene.

Although it was alleged that the hoodlums in the area had shut most of the entrances leading towards the palace, the military were able to still find their way in.

Earlier, thugs carted away ballot boxes and chased the presiding officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the area away.

Some voters were injured and beaten. However, no life has been reported lost to the violence in the area.

A resident in the area who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, “The information I’m getting is that the violence erupted outside the Oba’s palace.

”The ballot boxes were snatched, and everybody ran away. Thugs are still hanging around the area.”

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