Some journalists covering the Supplementary Governorship election in
Kano State on Saturday escaped lynching by some suspected thugs at
Suntulma Primary School in Gama ward of Nasarawa Local Government Area
of the state.
NAN reports that the journalists who were in the area to monitor the poll, were chased out of the place by the hoodlums.
Trouble began when some of the newsmen tried to interview some voters
who were denied access into the classrooms where some of the polling
units were stationed.
While trying to flee the troubled area, some of the journalists fell
on ground and one of them (Name withheld), had to take refuge in a
nearby Mosque in order to save his life.
NAN also reports that some of the reporters had their clothes torn by the thugs.
Speaking to newsmen, some voters alleged that they were not allowed
to exercise their franchise as they were chased out of the area.
One of them, Comrade Aminu Tijjani, said he went to the primary
school to cast his vote at his polling unit but had to return to escape
the hoodlums’ attack.
“The situation is very bad and this is not how to conduct an election
where people or voters are denied the opportunity to vote,” Tijjani
Another voter, Sani Abdullahi, said he came to vote as early as 8
a.m. but was scared away by the suspected thugs numbering about 10.
Meanwhile, voting has commenced in other affected polling units across the 28 local government areas of the state.