As a result of the ongoing elections in Kogi State, there has been reported cases maimings, and the death toll has increased from four to six.

According to a reliable source, stray bullets has killed two persons. The incident occurred at the Adankolo polling unit in Lokoja when voters resisted thugs who had come to snatch ballot boxes.

Other reports from the scene revealed that, two other persons identified as Umoru Shuaib and Farou Sulieman, were feared dead in Abocho community in the Dekina area.

Meanwhile, the sad news reached Dino Melaye, the PDP candidate in senatorial election rerun in Kogi West, who  said on Sunday that his nephew, who was shot when thugs invaded Ayetoro ward 01, unit 004 where he (Dino) voted, had died.

Still on the election killings, the death of an un named ad hoc Electoral Officer, who is also a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, was revealed.

According to Prof. James Apam, the  Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, the deceased  died on Sunday in a boat accident in the Ibaji council area of the state during the election.

The collation officer for the Mopa-Moro LGA, Issa Nurudeen, who is the Head of Department of Economics, University of Abuja, said there were 915 registered voters in the two units that elections were cancelled. He also revealed that the cancellation of election in Okeayi-Ilayi and Ayedodo was because of ballot box snatching.

Source: Punch