Man shot and killed in Kebbi for allegedly stealing a ballot box.

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A suspected ballot box snatcher has been shot dead by soldiers at Bajida polling unit 001, Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi South.

According to reports, the man was shot dead while he attempted to steal a ballot box from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers during the state’s ongoing supplementary elections.

According to eyewitnesses in the area, the deceased was a member of the proscribed Yansakai, a local volunteer vigilante group.

He is alleged to have stormed the polling unit claiming to be a security personnel.

He was shot while allegedly attempting to snatch a gun from a soldier at the voting booth.

“He and his group rushed to the polling unit trying to snatch the ballot box as INEC officials were moving the ballot box to the collation centre.

“Efforts to stop him by people at the polling unit failed and as he struggled to collect the gun from a soldier he was shot by another soldier,” an eyewitness said.

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