JUST IN: Tension as Hoodlums Storm Polling Units, Hijack Materials in Bayelsa

JUST IN: Tension as Hoodlums Storm Polling Units, Hijack Materials in Bayelsa

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy

Bayelsa state, Sagbama - Political thugs have invaded and hijacked election materials from polling units in the Sagbama Local Government area of Bayelsa state.

As reported by The Nation, the hoodlums invaded the polling units with heavy gunshots around 9 am at Agorogbene.

Hoodlums storm polling units, hijack materials in Bayelsa
Political thugs invade Bayelsa polling units Photo Credits: @TheNationNews
Source: Twitter

The affected polling units are 6, 7 and 8 in Ward 11 of the Local Government.

It was gathered that the suspected thugs from Southern Ijaw allegedly escorted by a certain politician chased away voters and destroyed election materials.

The thugs replied with heavy gunshots when the electorate attempted to challenge them.

Read also

Imo guber poll: Gunshots as police clash with party agents

The armed thugs also carted away election materials for five out of the seven units from the RAC centre.

The armed thugs were allegedly led by the Ward 11 leader of one of the parties.

Bayelsa guber poll: Fight breaks out as INEC officials scamper for safety

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that an emerging report confirmed the eruption of violence in the Agudama-Ekpetiama community of Bayelsa state.

It was gathered that the incident transpired on Saturday, November 11, when officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were setting up their tent to commence the election.

Source: Legit.ng

Adekunle Dada avatar

Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

Online view pixel