A member of the National YouthService Corps in Katsina state, Asisi
Emilian Torishejo, narrowly escaped
death on Saturday as hoodlums
attacked her , snatched a ballot box
and ballot papers during a by- election
for the Dutsi/ Mashi Federal
Constituency of Katsina state in the
House of representatives .
The incident occurred about 12 . 58 pm
at Kuya 004 , Tashao Dankama polling
station, inside Dutsi town .
Trouble started when some hoodlums
arrived at the polling station in a Golf
station wagon car without a number
plate, brandishing cutlasses , spears,
and knives .
The hoodlums went straight for the
NYSC member, rough handled her and
collected her necklace, handsets, and
handbags containing money .
The hoodlums thereafter snatched
ballot papers and a ballot box.
The Corps member is an Assistant
Presiding Officer for the polling
station, along with her colleague ,
David Okpara who was equally
attacked by the hoodlums .
Other victims of the hoodlums ’ attack
at the polling station , included an
officer, Amina Hamza , whose handbag
allegedly containing N 11 ,000 was
snatched. A voter, Anwal Usman’s
handset was also snatched .
The development consequently led to
the abrupt end of the voting exercise
at the station.
Officials of the Nigeris Security and
Civil Defence Corps who later arrived
the polling station led the two corps
members out of the station .