Voters run for safety as thugs scatter ballot papers in Lagos


Voting was abruptly stopped at Unit 078, Ward F5, Okeafa, Ilamose Estate, Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 2, Lagos State, as thugs chased voters away during the governorship and state House of Assembly elections on Saturday.

It was gathered that some thugs stormed the polling unit, hurling bottles and stones at voters at about 10.52 a.m.

The voters initially attempted to resist the attack but the thugs carried the ballot boxes, scattered the ballot papers, and chased the electorate away.

There was no security operative at the unit before and during the incident.

It was learned that INEC officials at the polling unit later sorted and counted the ballot papers.

A man, who claimed to be a party agent, said the INEC officials did not see voters after the incident, hence the reason for the counting of votes.

Meanwhile, accreditation and voting were going on peacefully at nearby polling units, including 075, 076, 002, and 001.

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