On November 11, 2023, as the voting process started in the Kogi State governorship election CDD War Room received a claim that an alleged ballot box snatcher had been gunned down in Anyingba.
We received a similar claim posted by a Facebook user. He said, “Anyigba ballot snatcher gunned down by military… now now … Be warned.”
Attached to the claim is a picture of a man in a pool of blood on a road path.
Anyigba is a town in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi state.
The CDD War Room reached out to our soldiers of mouth, who confirmed that the ballot box snatcher was gunned down at a polling unit in Agala Ogane, Ayingba, Kogi state. CDD War Room can confirm that the middle-aged man was shot, and he was found lying down beside a ballot box filled with ballot papers with thumb print of voters. Although we could not ascertain the identity the alleged ballot box snatcher, we can confirm that the claim that he was gunned down is factual.
The CDD War Room can confirm that an alleged ballot box snatcher was gunned down at Agala Ogane, Ayingba, Kogi state. The man was reportedly shot while running away with the ballot box.