A young man has been shot dead in Ukanafun in
Akwa Ibom State, after he snatched a ballot box on
Saturday during the governorship and state house
of assembly elections in the state.
He was shot dead by soldiers at a polling unit in
Ikot Udo Ossiom village, Ukanafun Local
Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
According to The Nation , the election materials had
just arrived from the office of the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the
morning, and the man had attempted to snatch it,
but soldiers in the area at the time prevented him
from carrying out the act.
However, he came back a second time and took
away the box. The soldiers opened fire on him and
shot him dead.
His corpse was left at the scene of the incident,
just as the area has been thrown into mourning.