Fatal Shooting at Kogi Polling Unit as Alleged Ballot Snatcher Meets Tragic End

  • Tragedy struck Kogi East as Umoru Iduh was allegedly shot dead while trying to grab election materials
  • Iduh’s disruptive action at the Agala-Ogane polling unit led to the intervention of a suspected vigilante, leading to his tragic death

Tragedy struck at Agara-Ogane polling station in Anigba metropolis in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi East, where a young man named Umoru Idu was reportedly killed at about 10am Shot.

The incident occurred when voting was about to commence, and Iduh was allegedly attempting to snatch electoral materials.

Eyewitnesses reported that Iduh forcibly took the Biometric Voter Authentication System (BVAS) and smashed it to the ground in an attempt to disrupt the voting process at the polling unit.

Dissatisfied, he further stands on the equipment and repeatedly jumps on it in order to render it inoperable.

Abdullahi Danjuma, an eyewitness who was present at the polling station to vote, narrated the shocking sequence of events.

He said a suspected vigilante quickly intervened, firing at Iduh and tragically ending his life on the spot.

The late Umoru Iduh who recently expressed interest in vying for the chairmanship of the Anyigba Dock Carriers Association, leaves behind a grieving family: a wife and two children.

He is the son of Alhassan Agolo, a well-known youth leader in the city.

Despite the unpleasant incident, voting continued in the polling station.

Efforts to get a response from the Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Aya and other election stakeholders proved unsuccessful as calls and text messages went unanswered.

The tragic event adds a somber note to the ongoing electoral proceedings in Kogi.

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