A presiding officer and a youth corp member in Indiokolo unit, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra South Senatorial Zone in Anambra State were abducted on Saturday during the general elections in the state.
Although the elections in Anambra was generally described as peaceful, it was, however, gathered that there were few isolated incidents of electoral violations in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, Rabiu Ladodo, while providing the election update in the state, noted that some persons were kidnapped during the electioneering process.
He said, “I have gone round the State along with heads of other security agencies both on aerial and vehicular patrols in order to assess levels of deployment by the security agencies at various polling units and to ensure that the electorate exercise their franchise without hindrance.
“The election is generally peaceful and all the places visited have witnessed significant turnout of voters amid tight security in the areas.
“However, despite the relative peace recorded so far, there are few isolated incidents recorded such as ballot box snatching at Onuma Imeobi Square Ward Six Unit 4 Onitsha, vote buying, disruption of election in some polling units, alleged abduction of a presiding officer and a youth corp member in Indiokolo unit, Orumba North LGA of Anambra South Senatorial Zone.”
Ladodo noted that consequently, the command had arrested seven suspects in connection with vote buying and disruption of electoral process.
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