Thugs Storm IDP Camp, Snatch Voting Materials
Some armed thugs on Saturday caused pandemonium at units 11 and 17 in Eresoyen Primary School, Uhogua- Iguoshodin community, Ovia South East Local Government Area of Edo State, during the governorship and house of assembly elections.
Naija News learnt that INEC officials arrived at the polling units with election materials at about 7:30 am and commenced accreditation at 8:30 am.
However, the exercise was disrupted when gunmen numbering three stormed the area shooting sporadically.
A voter who spoke with Daily Trust described the incident as a ‘war zone’ saying the gunmen reportedly snatched the BVAS machine, ballot boxes, and papers in the process.
“As people gathered to vote, gunmen stormed the camp with their vehicles and started shooting sporadically and the people ran into the bush for safety.
“The hoodlums went for the ballot boxes, papers, BVAS and carried everything away. Many people lost their Permanent Voters Cards in the process.”
The coordinator of the camp, Pastor Folorusho Solomon, confirmed the incident, saying the election didn’t hold in the area as a result of the incident.