Ballot box snatching: Two killed in Ondo community

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Two persons were reportedly killed on Saturday in a
political mayhem at Oba-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko Southwest local government
area of Ondo state.

Sources alleged that some hoodlums had stormed the community
to snatch ballot boxes which led to rampage by youths leaving properties worth
millions of naira destroyed including police station and police vehicles.

It was during the melee that two persons were shot to death,
while the third one with gunshot wounds has been admitted in a hospital.

The Police Area Commander for Ikare-Akoko, Razak Rauf, an
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) who led a contingent of police to the
town to prevail on the people, described the act of vandalization of police
property as barbaric.

He said investigation has commenced while culprits would be
arrested and brought to book.

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