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Unrest as one person dies and two polling agents were shot during the Kogi State by-elections.

Persons alleged to be political thugs, on Saturday, invaded the NEPA Polling Centre in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, to hijack ballot boxes, as voting was ongoing for the Lokoja/Kogi House of Representatives by-election.

According to reports the incident, which led to a fight between two factions, left one person dead.

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fled the scene, alongside members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Chief Press Secretary to the former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Ali, also confirmed that two agents of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) were shot by the alleged political thugs.

According to the report by a news outlet, Ali, while speaking with newsmen on the election, said the names of the agents were still unknown, but they had been taken to an unknown hospital for treatment.

The agents were shot inside their vehicle along Federal Medical Centre road in Lokoja.

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