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Benue South Rerun: APC agent slashed with broken bottle in Otukpo [PHOTO]


As the Benue South senatorial rerun election gets under-way, suspected political thugs have used pieces of broken bottle to inflict injury on an agent of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Otukpo.

DAILY POST gathered that the victim, Agbo Icha Emmanuel, had escorted the ballot box along with INEC officials from INEC office in Otukpo, but on getting to Idabi polling booth at Otukpi-Icho where election was to take place, some political thugs tried to snatch the ballot box.

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In the process of preventing them, he was attacked on the head by one of them.
But for the timely arrival of the police, he would have been killed.

Meanwhile, the perpetrators were said to have escaped into the bush.

Reacting to the incident, the Benue State Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu described the incident as unfortunate, but noted that security agents have been drafted to the scene to forestall any recurrence.


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