Ballot Box snatching is dangerous

Brave and vigilant voters have allegedly resisted an attempt by three persons to snatch a ballot box in Edo State.

The incident allgedly occured at Ugiomon secondary school, Ikpoba-Okha local government area, where ward 6, unit 44 are located.

Security operatives deployed at the polling center were said to have called for backup, when the gun-wielding​ hoodlums attempted to snatch the ballot box.

The attempt was however resisted by brave voters who stood their ground before the arrival of the police backup.

It was however gathered that the hoodlums took to their heels and escaped into the bush.

A man who claimed to be APC youth leader in the area, Mr. Osarobor Idahosa, alleged that the hoodlums were members of the opposition party.

“There was a misunderstanding before now. Some boys were trying to hijack the ballot box, that was why the security people came in and the matter has been settled.

“The boys came with guns, they were about three, and I think they are PDP members.

“Everything was cool and calm before they came but the crowd resisted them before the security personnel came to intervene,” he said.