Kogi bye-election: Two SDP agents shot by suspected political thugs
Two agents of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) have been shot by political thugs.
The agents were shot during the ongoing bye-election for Kogi/Koto-Karfe federal constituency, by suspected political thugs in Kogi State.
The Chief Press Secretary to the former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Ali confirmed this to DAILYPOST on earlier today.
The names of the agents is still unknown as at the time of filing this report.
Ali, whose principal is a candidate under the Social Democratic Party (SDP), told DAILY POST that the two agents have been whisked to an unknown hospital for treatment.
He said they were shot inside their vehicle along Federal Medical Centre road in Lokoja.
In other reports, the Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontier has alleged that some thugs and police men are going around disruption electioneering activities.
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However, attempt to snatch election materials and ballot box at one of the polling units at Ward B was frustrated by determined voters.
At Paparanda square, Independent National Electoral Commission staff had to flee the polling unit for safety due to confusion created by sporadic gunshots by security men attached to a government official.
The official was alleged to be going from one polling units to another in Lokoja when he was confronted by youths who questioned the legality of his action.