From Abdullahi Faruk, Birnin Kebbi
Unknown person has been shot by soldiers on patrol while attempting to snatch ballot box from INEC officials at Bajida polling unit 001, Fakai local government area of Kebbi South Senatorial district of the state.
According to the people in the area, the deceased was a member of the local volunteer vigilant group in Zuru area of the state.
He was said to have intruded into the polling unit claiming to be a security agent. He was alleged to have attempted collecting gun from a soldier that was standing guard at the polling unit when he was shot.
The people in the area, said he calmed to a party agent.
They added that “He and his group rushed to the polling unit trying to snatch ballot box as INEC officials were moving the ballot boxes to the collation centre.
“Efforts to stop him by people at the polling unit failed and as he struggled to collect gun from a soldier he was shot by another soldier”, a witness said.