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Eyewitness claims that police officer snatched ballot boxes

2015-03-29 09:00
Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan (C) sits among party leaders during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, t ~ TUNJI OMIRIN

Lagos – Voters at a polling station in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State claimed to have seen a police officer snatching ballot boxes, Daily Trust reports. 

According to the eyewitness, the police officer sprayed teargas on the crowd waiting to vote before forcefully taking the ballot boxes, which made voters and INEC officials dodging for safety.

Also Read: Gunmen storm Bauchi polling unit, set materials ablaze

When the media contacted the state command’s Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Amore, he said the claims were false and the police officer was at the polling station to protect the voters and officials from thugs. 

Read more at Daily Trust

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