Ballot box snatcher shot dead in A/Ibom

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Soldiers monitoring the conduct of election in Ukanafun have reported killed a young man as he made away with a ballot box at a polling unit in Ikot Udo Ossiom village, Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

An eyewitness, one Mrs Elijah told our correspondent that the young man had attempted to snatch the ballot box in the morning immediately it arrived from INEC but he was stopped by soldiers guiding the polling unit.

Elijah said the victim returned a second time to the unit to snatch the ballot box but was gunned down by the soldier who was irked by the effrontery.

It was gathered that the corpse is still lying at the scene of the incident, as the event has thrown the area into mourning.

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