Multi sources report from Ughelli North area of Delta State said that some armed men stormed the Ughelli Local Government Secretariat around 8,30 am this morning and started shooting sporadically into the air, with residents scampering for safety around the area.
The report added that the hoodlums set ablaze the Secretariat Buildings, where elections materials for today’s Delta state Local Government elections were kept overnight for distribution to elections officials this morning.
The where about of the state election officials and some journalists monitoring the exercise are unknown as at press time. An eye witness said some people who were on the premises, during the incident were seen bolting from the complex, with some sighted at the far end of the bush nearby.
A resident told GbaramatuVoice; ”We were getting ready for today’s election, when we started hearing gun shots. everybody started running helter-skelter all over the place.
”We saw some people running into the bush, while the armed men were shooting in the air. Before you know it, they have put fire there”.