A young man has been shot dead in Ukanafun in Akwa Ibom State, after he snatched a ballot box on Saturday during the governorship and state house of assembly elections in the state.

He was shot dead by soldiers at a polling unit in Ikot Udo Ossiom village, Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

According to The Nation, the election materials had just arrived from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the morning, and the man had attempted to snatch it, but soldiers in the area at the time prevented him from carrying out the act.

However, he came back a second time and took away the box. The soldiers opened fire on him and shot him dead.

His corpse was left at the scene of the incident, just as the area has been thrown into mourning.

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