A supporter of the Social Democratic Party in Kogi State (names withheld) has stabbed an APC supporter in Lokoja, Yahaya Umoru to death over resistance to ballot box snatching.
Pandemonium ensued when some SDP thugs chanting “Imam must win” stormed a polling unit in Lokoja and attempted to snatch the ballot box at the Unit. APC supporters at the polling unit resisted the attempt, leading to the stabbing of Yahaya Umoru. He was confirmed dead at the hospital.
Yahaya Umoru was the son of an APC House of Assembly aspirant for Lokoja 1 Constituency and was visible throughout the electioneering in the build up to the election.
Police authorities in the state have vowed to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act, urging the youth of the area to maintain calm as the long hand of the law will soon catch up with the murderer.
Sources close to the scene of the event told our reporters that the thugs were armed by one of the aspirants in the election.
“When they came, they said they were ready to kill to ensure the victory of their candidate in the election. It was unfortunate that they were able to carry out their threats.
“The Police must ensure this case is not swept under the carpet. Our politicians should desist from arming youth when their children are in good schools. I am a member of the PDP and I am not happy that we are losing the election. But I can’t kill because of anyone”.