Katsina bye election: Corp members attacked, bailot boxes snatched

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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 .