BREAKING: Tension in Imo as Gunmen Attack Vote Buyers, Cart Away N1.5m Cash, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Tension in Imo as Gunmen Attack Vote Buyers, Cart Away N1.5m Cash, Details Emerge

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Egbu, Imo state - Gunmen on Saturday, November 11, attacked the agents of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at All Saints Anglican Church, Egbu, and carted away over N1.5 million.

The attackers had walked into the church premises housing four polling units, shot sporadically, and demanded the money allegedly intended to be used to buy votes from the APC officials.

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Pandemonium on election day in Imo. Photo credits: Senator Athan Nneji Achonu, Sen Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, Hope Uzodimma
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Imo: Gunmen disrupt money-sharing process

Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states are conducting their gubernatorial election today, Saturday, November 11.

It was learnt that the agents were sharing the money amongst themselves before the incident.

Leadership newspaper said it saw people including police officers and journalists running helter-skelter amidst heavy shooting.

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A voter, identified simply as Okey, explained that the gunmen walked into the premises like regular voters only to spring a surprise by pulling out their arms.

He said:

“We had just finished complaining about the APC agent’s low bargaining for votes when these boys walked in and demanded for the money that was about to be shared amidst heavy shooting, while everyone took to their heels.
“Everything happened in less than two minutes as everyone had run away. They simply walked away into their vehicles, and sped off."

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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