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Thugs disrupt voter registration exercise in Lagos, destroy INEC materials

The hoodlums, numbering about five, were said to have also molested some registrants.

• July 29, 2022
destroyed registration centre
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Suspected political thugs on Friday stormed St. Bridget Catholic Church ljesha, Surulere Lagos, disrupting the ongoing voters’ registration exercise being carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

The hoodlums, numbering about five, were said to have stopped the INEC officials from further carrying out the registration exercise before unleashing terror on the people. 

An eyewitness, Bola Olayiwola, told Peoples Gazette that the thugs molested some of the residents who had gathered to register for their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC). 

“We had to run for our dear life when one of them (thugs) hit us with sticks,” Ms Olayiwola said in a chat, adding that the hoodlums went away with the registration machines and destroyed other registration materials.

As at the time of filing this report, the Lagos police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, and Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, did not reply to calls or SMS.

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