Ballot box snatcher shot dead in Akwa Ibom

Soldiers monitoring the conduct of election in Ukanafun have 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.

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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.

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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