Some journalists covering the supplementary governorship election in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State today have escaped lynching by hoodlums.
The journalists were in the Gama ward at Suntulma Primary School in the LGA to monitor the polls before the hoodlums chased them out.
Conflicts started when some of the journalists attempted to interview some of the voters who were denied access into the polling units.
While trying to flee the troubled area, some of the journalists fell on the ground and one of them (name withheld), had to take refuge in a nearby Mosque in order to save his life, while some of the reporters had their clothes torn by the thugs. NAN reports.
Meanwhile, voting has commenced in other affected polling units across the 28 local government areas of the state.
The rerun is conducted to decide the winner between two candidates – Abba Kabir-Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 1,014,477 votes, and incumbent Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 987,810 votes in the first poll conducted on March 9