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11.11.2023 Featured VIDEO: Security Agents Foil Ballot Snatching Attempt in Bayelsa PU

Published 11th Nov, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda

Security operatives have foiled an attempt to disrupt the electoral process at the polling unit named Tein Biseni in Bayelsa State.

A man who witnessed the incident explained that someone attempted to snatch ballot papers from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

However, a team of soldiers and policemen repelled his attempt and chased him. In the midst of the interruption, the cops accosted an innocent man who was running towards their way and made him to lie face-down.

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The officers marched him with their boots, but some people soon interceded and have him released.

Speaking in Pidgin English in a video shared with FIJ, the man repeatedly says “I no dey” when a soldier threaten to shoot at him.

The officer then let him go and continued their chase of the disruptor. At press time, FIJ could not confirm if they succeeded in apprehending the actual miscreant, but we can confirm that the officers saved the process from being disrupted.

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Published 11th Nov, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda

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