Elections have been brought to a halt in Rimin Gado Local Government Area of Kano State, following the destruction of some ballot boxes in about 15 polling stations during today’s governorship/assembly elections.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the affected areas include Dugurawa, Jujin Kosau at Ajili ward, Kwangi at Yelwan Dan Ziyal, Akalawa and Futu-futu wards.
The affected ballot boxes were displayed at the Rimin Gado INEC office.
An eye witness at Akalawa Ward told newsmen that voting was going on peacefully before someone identified as Secretary hit the table and started destroying the ballot boxes.
“Everywhere suddenly became rowdy at the polling. He and other hoodlums destroyed box 001, and the same thing was about to start at 002 when people intervened.
“There were no security agents present at that time but when they later arrived, they immediately rescued the INEC staff and the election materials to the INEC office,” he said.