Soldiers on Saturday shot dead a suspected ballot box snatcher in Kebbi State.
The soldiers were on patrol at Bajida polling unit 001, Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi South, when the incident occurred.
The soldiers reportedly shot dead the yet-to-be-identified man while he was attempting to snatch a ballot box from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the ongoing supplementary elections in the state.
Eyewitnesses in the area said the deceased was a member of the proscribed Yansakai, a local volunteer vigilante group.
He allegedly intruded into the polling unit claiming to be a security agent.
He was alleged to have attempted to snatch a gun from a soldier at the polling unit when he was shot.
An eyewitness said, “He and his group rushed to the polling unit trying to snatch the ballot box as INEC officials were moving the ballot box to the collation centre.
“Efforts to stop him by people at the polling unit failed and as he struggled to collect the gun from a soldier he was shot by another soldier.”