- Shamsiya Ibrahim, a pregnant woman in Zamfara was said to have died on Saturday, February 25
- The woman was said to have died while waiting to be accredited for the presidential election
- According to the report, Shamsiya travelled from the Kotorkoshi area of Bungudu local government to Tsafe town
PAY ATTENTION: See you at Legit.ng Media Literacy Webinar! Register for free now!
A report by Channels TV indicates that a pregnant woman, identified as Shamsiya Ibrahim on Saturday, February 25, slumped and died while waiting in the queue to vote in the Tsafe area of Zamfara state.
Legit.ng gathered that when the pregnant lady slumped, she was rushed to Tsafe General Hospital where she was confirmed dead upon arrival.
Shamsiya travelled from the Kotorkoshi area of Bungudu local government to Tsafe town, a distance of about 50kilometers to cast her vote
The authorities are yet to make a formal statement regarding the tragic development.
PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through email@example.com!
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the suspected Boko Haram terrorists stormed Goza town in Goza Local Government Area of Borno state, on Saturday, February 25, and disrupted the voting exercise.
It was reported that the insurgents struck while voters were participating in the ongoing presidential and parliamentary elections.
Emir of Goza, Mohammed Shehu Timta, confirmed the attack to Daily Trust, saying five persons were injured.
Violence erupts in Abuja as voters beat INEC officials
The report said that voters descended on INEC officials for allegedly thumbprinting ballot papers and not allowing people to vote.
It was reported that attempts by policemen to save the INEC officials proved abortive. Voting has not commenced in the primary school as of 3:20 pm.
Police thwart violent clash between APC, NNPP supporters
In a related development, men of the Nigerian Police Force quelled a scuffle that could have degenerated into a violent clash at Polling Unit 004 in Kabuwa Ward, Kano, on Saturday, February 25.
The brawl started when supporters of the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP) stormed the polling unit and started taking pictures of voters casting their votes inside the cubicle.
Angered by the development, the agent of the All Progressive Congress (APC) engaged the NNPP supporters and grabbed one of their phones.