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Mobs attack polling units in Anambra, snatch, destroy ballot boxes



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Some political thugs numbering about ten invaded some polling units at Odoakpu ward 7, Onitsha, Onitsha North Local Government Area, Anambra State, snatching and destroying some ballot boxes.

An eyewitness, Mr. Charles Efe, told Blueprint that the act forced INEC officers to end the electoral processes abruptly at 12noon and scamper for safety.

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“There is a general voter apathy. The turnout was not much. INEC officials reported on time. Some places voting started as early as 8am. Everything was going smoothly and peacefully. All of a sudden, some bad boys moved in with Keke.

“They attacked many polling centres at Metu Memorial Secondary School, Odoakpu ward 7, Onitsha. They snatched and destroyed many ballot boxes. People were scared, phones were snatched, and the bad boys left before security could arrive at the scene. Voting stopped thereafter.

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