A policeman was on Saturday in Sokoto during the supplementary election in the state disposed of his rifle.
The officer, whose identity was not revealed, according to The Nation, drew the ire of some youths at Magajin Gari “A” polling unit in Sokoto North local government during the governorship rerun.
It said trouble erupted when a voter tried to jump queue and the officer in attempt to call him to order, mistakenly hit an innocent person on the head with a stick leading to a head injury with blood gushing out.
Some youths who were angered by the policeman’s action descended on him, disposing him of his rifle.
The paper wrote that the mob also blocked the entry and exit point, not allowing the policeman to escape, the paper wrote.