Soldiers kill 4 voters in Kebbi

Posted by Garba Ahmad, Brinin Kebbi | 11 April 2015 | 2,852 times

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Soldiers have killed four voters in Bayan Dutse Polling Unit, Ginga Ward, Suru Local Government of Kebbi State, a report from the area said.

The House of Representative member-elect representing Suru/Bagudo Federal Constituency, who confirmed the incident, said it happened around 12 noon today as accreditation was on going for the governorship and House of Assembly elections held across the country.

His words: “A serving Area Development Counselor, Ahmed Sankezu, invited the soldiers to arrest some prominent elders in the area because he was earlier prevented from accessing the PU to perfect their rigging plan.

“The soldiers opened fire on the voters who challenged them from ‘arresting’ the elders.”

The area is predominant of supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Kebbi State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the incident when contacted on phone.

•Photo shows soldiers but not the ones in the story.

Source: News Express

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