Nigeria News

Unknown gunmen disrupt voting in Ebonyi

Armed thugs on Saturday invaded some polling booths at Nwakpu market square in Onunwakpu Ikwo LGA carting away electoral materials.

Kelechi Igwe, who is the deputy gubernatorial candidate for PDP, is from the ward.

The thugs who were armed with AK 47 rifles emerged from a nearby bush and shot into the air to scare voters and officials away before snatching the materials.

There were no police patrol vans in sight and for kilometres.

Similar reports came in from Nsokara in Ezza South LGA.

The member representing Ikwo/Ezza South Constituency, Tob Okwuru alleged that the attacks were  carried out by the PDP.

Lt Col Felix O Alaita in charge of Nkwagu Military Containment of the Nigerian Army said he has mobilised to the area and order has been restored.

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