As the governorship and state House of Assembly elections commenced nationwide, armed thugs invaded polling unit 003 in Bestford/Ganiyu Yusuff Street, Oke-Afa, Ejigbo in Lagos State.
The thugs, who brandished the All Progressives Congress identity tags, stormed the polling unit and attempted to cart away election materials and ballot boxes and in the process damaged several thumb-printed papers.
The rampaging thugs also destroyed chairs and tables used by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and attempted to seize the BVAS machine.
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Though there was resistance from the residents and some of the thugs were overpowered, the timely arrival of the Nigerian Army to the scene helped to save the day.
The thugs were arrested and subsequently taken away by the Army in their patrol van.
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Our correspondent observed that before the violence occurred, no policeman or security personnel was on the ground.
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