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THUG ATTACKS SPLASH FM REPORTERS IN KOGI, SNATCHED BALLOT BOXES

Thugs dressed in black with red mask attacked, polling unit 4, ward 1, Aiyetoro Gbede in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state

This was shortly after PDP Kogi west senatorial candidate Dino Melaye cast his vote

Numbering over 15, in two Hilux vans and a Honda Civic car, the hoodlums were seen shooting into the air and targeting the ballot boxes.
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The ballot boxes were eventually taken away, while some boys in the community chased after the vehicles with no success

Some journalists covering the governorship election in Ayetoro area of Kogi State were also attacked by some youths after thugs ran off with ballot boxes.

When eventually the journalists made their way out of the community, the angry youths shifted attention to the journalists, damaging one of their vehicles in the process.

Correspondent of Punch newspaper Femi Atoyebi, the Nation newspaper Tony Akowe, Splashfm monitoring crew narrowedly escaped the attack.

The enraged youths in the community blocked thereafter blocked roads leading to the area with tyres, which they set on fire.

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