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Soldiers shot dead ballot box snatcher in Akwa Ibom

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Soldiers monitoring the conduct of election in Ukanafun have killed a young man as he made away with a ballot box at a polling unit in Ikot Udo Ossiom village, Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom State.

According to Daily Trust, an eyewitness, one Mrs Elijah, said young man had attempted to snatch the ballot box in the morning immediately it arrived from INEC but he was stopped by soldiers guiding the polling unit.

It was gathered that the corpse is still lying at the scene of the incident, as the event has thrown the area into mourning.

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