Abuja voters allege harassment, intimidation by soldiers on Election Day

Abuja voters allege harassment, intimidation by soldiers on Election Day

- Voters in Abuja have accused soldiers and other security personnel of preventing movement in all suburbs of the city on Saturday, February 23

- The voters alleged that that the soldiers had harassed and intimidated them

- Some soldiers were allegedly seen beating people just to make way for their commander

Just before 6am on Saturday, February 23, voters in Abuja, the nation's capital, were said to be complaining that soldiers and other security personnel were allegedly preventing movement in all suburbs of the city.

According to Independent, the voters said they had experiencing difficulty going to their polling units, due to the alleged development.

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Legit.ng gathers that the voters complained that they were harassed and intimidated by the soldiers.

The report claimed that around Polling Unit 005, near the Mosque at Karu, soldiers were seen beating people in a bid to make way for their commander.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Rivers state governor, Nyesom wike, accused the general officer commanding, 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarham, of sending soldiers to assassinate him on Thursday, February 21.

Governor Wike, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu, reportedly announced this attempted assassination after a meeting with officials of the British High Commission at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday, February 22.

The governor said he was able to escape the Thursday night assassination attempt because his security men noticed the soldiers trailing his convoy.

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Source: Legit.ng

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