Chaos erupted in the Agege area of Lagos on Saturday, March 28, as armed thugs invaded the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Chaos in Agege as political thugs invade INEC office [PHOTOS]
The attack reportedly occurred at about 12 midnight and was allegedly carried out by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Unconfirmed reports say the armed thugs were led by the PDP House of Representatives candidate for Agege Federal Constituency, Niyi Raheem.
“We were just right here in our unit at State High School when we heard sound of gunshots, some bullets even landed on our roof,” a staff of INEC told The Cable.
The thugs were also said to have attacked the home of the Commissioner of Transportation, Kayode Opeifa.
“They first of all attacked the residence of the commissioner, which is opposite the school and vandalised one of his vehicles parked outside his compound. Then they moved to the secretariat of Agege local government and destroyed properties in the staff quarters before attacking the INEC office, which shares a fence with the secretariat but I can’t say if they succeeded in carting away electoral materials,” the INEC staff added.
“Alhaji Niyi Raheem has started again at Inec office in Agege, his boys have stabbed one of us on the head and dragged the EO (electoral officer) on the floor. I am very afraid because I have been posted to supervise his ward 9. Right now, I am hiding under the table. They are now inside the office where we have been arranging ballot papers and other materials. They have switched off the generator,” another INEC staff reportedly said via Facebook.
Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly elections are set to hold today, March 28.
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