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Voters Chased Away As Armed ‘Thugs’ Attack Lagos Polling Units

Some voters in some parts of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, have been disenfranchised after thugs invaded their polling units and disrupted the voting process.

MRH reports that ballot boxes were found broken, while ballot papers were discarded at two polling units in Igbokusu town II, Eti Osa area of the state.

A resident, Adegbite Adefemi said “some boys” invaded the polling unit, chased away voters, and broke the ballot boxes.

“Around 2pm, some boys came here, observed the processes, and went away. A few minutes later, they came back with clothes tied to their faces and started chasing people all around with machetes.

“They broke ballot boxes and scattered the already used ballot papers.”

A police officer, Kingsley Onyechere, who confirmed the incident, said officers were deployed to the polling unit to curtail the event.

Onyechere said, “We were called to the areas after the incident happened.”

Earlier today, report has it that thugs also attacked a polling unit around the Oba Elegushi palace in the state.

Meanwhile, several videos trending on social media has revealed attacks that were recorded across the state.

At Aguda, Surulere area of the State, a video posted on Twitter showed a man telling people to go home if they are not voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The man was heard saying, “If you no fit vote APC for here go your house. Nobody force you come here o. Go house o. If I see you vote another party, I will call Luka.

“If you vote for another party you go enter wahala. We no con joke for here. This territory wey we dey for here na APC o.”

In another video, a man is seen warning persons of Igbo extraction not to vote at his location.

The man said, “I repeat am again. Any Igbo wey dem born very well, me I dey here, make hin con vote here.”

Another video shared on Twitter claimed that voters were left stranded after some electoral materials were set ablaze by hoodlums.

Yet another footage showed persons described as voters at Ikate, Lekki, running on the streets with thugs said to have disrupted voting in the area.

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