The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled the voting process in seven polling units of Kogi East senatorial district, amid widespread violence.
Two polling units were cancelled in Anyigba while the other five were in the Omala community of the state.
The cancellation followed an attack by thugs who shot into the air and disrupted the polling units.
The attack led to the sudden end of the voting in the areas.
One of the polling units cancelled was Unit 01, Abejukolo ward in Omala Local Government Area.
The thugs who appeared with machetes and guns snatched ballot boxes, broke chairs and dispersed voters.
At Okabo primary school polling unit (Ofu), thugs bandying guns stopped people from voting.
At Iboko-Efakwu ward, Ofu LGA. Voters were forced at gun point to vote for the APC
Similarly, at Agudoko in Anyigba, thugs going around freely destroyed voting areas, causing residents to scamper for safety.
Again, in Abejukolo, Omala, thugs shot indiscriminately, chasing voters away from the 7 polling units around ikagbo Gago Area in Aloji Ward.
At Agala unit, Anyigba PDP members are not allowed to vote by thugs suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The thugs snatched boxes at UEC primary school Ugwolawo, and chased voters away at Anokwu in Anyigba.
In Dekina local government alone, over 50 polling units destroyed by the irate thugs.
It was alleged that APC took over the work of INEC officials in Dekina, writing and posting results by themselves without any PDP agents
Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigerian Army on Saturday gunned down an unknown ballot thief at Ogege Road, Odaba polling unit in Dekina ward.
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