EKITI – One person was confirmed dead and others injured, on Saturday, during the local government election in Ekiti State.
Tribune Online gathered that violence broke out when people suspected to be political thugs invaded one of the units in Araromi area of Ikere-Ekiti in Ikere Local Government area, shooting sporadically to snatch ballot boxes.
Journalists and observers scampered for safety as the fracas escalated with the political thugs attacking themselves with weapons and charms.
A source who witnessed the fracas said: “Someone was killed when the thugs were shooting. Some people tried to resist them from disrupting the free flow of the election and that was why they shot the person dead and left others injured.”
When Sunday Tribune contacted the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Sunday Abutu, he said that he was not aware of the incident. (Tribune Online)