2023 Gov Election: Thugs attack voting units in Lekki
On Saturday morning, thugs raided a few voting places in the Ajiran neighborhood of the Agungi, Lekki, and Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State, stealing vote boxes.
The hoodlums attacked PU 108, PU 007, PU 028, and other nearby PUs, according report.
Our correspondent also noted that a large number of residents returned to their houses out of fear for their safety after the attack, which caused a sharp decline in voter turnout in the neighborhood.
A residents who was assaulted and flogged by the thugs while having blood drip down his head claimed that he felt scared while trying to cast his ballot.
Speaking under the condition of anonymity out of concern for harassment, he told our correspondent, “I was trying to vote when the thugs broke into my polling place. If I don’t vote for the APC (All Progressives Congress), they claimed, I can’t cast my ballot. They began beating and whipping me.
Approximately 20 hoodlums entered the neighborhood, and it was learned that they were made up of both male and female members.
Another resident, identified as Bayo, said, “The violence broke out between 9am and 10 am. The number of voters that came out during the presidential election in our area has dropped significantly. We are still calling our people around to come out and vote as the military has arrived and things have settled now.”
According to reports, the hoodlums slapped the chairman of one of the local estates when he attempted to reason with them and ask them to quit intimidating and threatening the voters.
As at the time this report was sent, three military vans carrying armed soldiers had reached the scene, and order had been reinstated.