Some journalists covering the Supplementary Governorship election in Kano State escapes attack by some suspected thugs at Suntulma Primary School in Gama ward of Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
Local thugs was reported to have swooped in from no where with attempts to cause problem at the voting centre.
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 while the other (Name withheld), had to take refuge in a nearby Mosque in order to save his life.
Speaking to newsmen, some voters alleged that they were not allowed to exercise their civil rights 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 says.
Another voter, Sani Abdullahi, says he came to vote as early as 8 a.m. but was scared away by the suspected thugs numbering about 10.