At least one person has been confirmed dead and others injured, during the local government election in Ekiti State last Saturday.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state, Mr Sunday Abutu, however said he was not aware of the incident.
It was however gathered that violence broke out when people suspected to be political thugs invaded one of the units in Araromi area of Ikere-Ekiti in Ikere Local Government Area, shooting sporadically to snatch ballot boxes.
Journalists and observers scampered for safety as the fracas escalated with the political thugs attacking themselves with weapons and charms.
A source who witnessed the fracas said: “Someone was killed when the thugs were shooting. Some people tried to resist them from disrupting the free flow of the election and that was why they shot the person dead and left others injured.”