Political thugs kidnap corps member in Kogi over refusal to rig election.
A female corps member was allegedly kidnapped by political thugs during the Kogi bye-election over the weekend.
According to reports the lady was abducted and beaten mercilessly, because she refused to take orders from them to rig the election. But she was later released.
The lady, after she was rescued, was seen distraught and crying in a video while she was being consoled by people around her.
The bye-election to fill the vacant seat in the Lokoja-Kogi Federal Constituency which started on a peaceful note on Saturday was later marred by violence, vote buying and intimidation in Lokoja.
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent monitoring reported that the election was marred by political thugs going from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud.
Although policemen and other security agents were seen at the police stations, they looked the other way, while thugs terrorised people.
At the polling unit at Paparanda Square, voting could not hold as thugs invaded the venue, snatching election materials and beating up people queuing to vote.
Two people were reportedly shot dead while making attempt to make away with election materials in a ballot box on the election day and it was also reported that he son of a member of the house of representation was also killed in the election violent that occurred in some parts of the state.