Security operatives monitoring the conduct of election in Ukanafun local council of Akwa Ibom state, have shot dead a young man as he attempted carting away with ballot box at a polling unit in Ikot Udo Ossiom village of the state.
The incident, which occurred few hours ago, has thrown the residents into mourning.
An eyewitness, who identified herself as Mrs. Elijah, told some journalists on election monitoring, that the young man had attempted to snatch the ballot box in the morning immediately it arrived from INEC but was prevented by soldiers guiding the polling unit.
Mrs Elijah maintained that the victim reinforced and returned to the unit to snatch the ballot the second time.
Irked by such effrontery, the soldier opened fire and shot him dead.
However, the corpse was still lying at the scene of the incident, at the time of filing this report.