Home / AFRICA NEWS / Nigeria Elections: Confusion, Bottles And Sticks Amid Lagos Violence

Nigeria Elections: Confusion, Bottles And Sticks Amid Lagos Violence

Spread the love

There have been violent incidents at several polling stations in Lagos.

At one visit by the BBC, in Channels Estate, in Ajah, a suburb of Lagos, a group of men were seen holding bottles and sticks and leaving ballot papers spread on the ground.

“There was pandemonium, people ran and scuttled away for their lives. We did not expect it. We’ve been here since morning and this people came from nowhere and threw everything out,” Mrs Okonta, a voter, told the BBC.

No military or security presence could be seen at the centre by the BBC at the time the incident occurred.

“We are standing our ground and we’re going to cast this vote because it’s our future and the future of our children,” Mr Ade, another voter, told the BBC.

See also  Video: Black Stars Of Ghana Arrive In Abuja For Second Leg Of FIFA World Cup Qualifier Playoff

In AtIgbokusu, near the Lekki area of Lagos, Sunny Njokua told the BBC that a group of boys arrived holding bottles and machetes and chased people away.

“They stole the Inec officials’ phones and took the three ballot boxes, now elections have been disrupted and discontinued,” he alleged.

The BBC could see thumb-printed ballot papers and broken polling booths littered all around the unit, and some of the people who were there to vote presented minor injuries and bruises.

Leaning on the arms of her husband, who had a bleeding arm, Dr Okoli Nkem, was limping because of a sprained ankle.

See also  Chainsaw Operator Jailed 18 Months By Akyem Swedru Circuit Court

She says it was a peaceful atmosphere as accreditation and voting had begun until the area was thrown into chaos.

“Bottles were flying in the air and masked men approached the polling unit. They broke the boxes and stole the phones of the electoral officials and now we can’t vote,” Dr Nkem said.

Immediately after Nigerian army officers arrived at the venue and assured voters of their safety.





See also  Nigeria To Abolish English In Junior School



Please click on the link below to cast your vote.



Thanks for reading from MyGhanaMedia.com as a news publishing website from Ghana.


Source:  BBC



Please subscribe to our YouTube channel :  https://youtube.com/@mgmtv113
Follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/myghanamedia3
There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia.com daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.





Send your news stories to my[email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719



About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Otumfuo Commemorative Gold Coin Project: Illegal Mining Poses Threat

Spread the love The Otumfuo Commemorative Gold Coin project says illegal mining ( Galamsey) is …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *