Some unknown gunmen have attacked and disrupted the presidential and National Assembly elections at some cluster units in Mafoluku and Oshodi areas of Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the gunmen, numbering more than six, came on motorcycles to the area and started shooting to scare away the voters.
NAN learned that the gunmen attacked Owoseni, Ijaye, Branco, Owolabi, and Fadeyi streets, among others, that formed the cluster units, collected some of the ballot boxes containing already thumb-printed papers, and set them on fire.
“The unknown gunmen came in around noon and started shooting." They collected some of the thumb-printed ballot papers and set them on fire.
“The hoodlums ran away when armed police and soldiers arrived at the place,” Mr. Jonah Obisanya, an electorate, said.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Idowu Owohunwa, who visited the area at about 1.07 p.m., evacuated 25 Ad-hoc INEC officials from the units attacked and took them to the police command headquarters.
The officials were later taken to Oshodi Local Government Council with electoral materials.
Owohunwa said that some suspects have been arrested in different parts of the state for electoral offenses.
He, however, did not mention the number of arrests made, stressing that a comprehensive list of those arrested will be made known to the public.
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