A middle aged woman has been confirmed dead after being hit by a motorcycle rider who was said to be a supporter of one of the major political party in Karu.
The deceased who came to cast her vote was attempting to cross the road to her polling unit at PU048, Salasi opposite Post Office, in Karu, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) at about 10:12am.
The motorcycle rider was said to have carried the flag of one of the political parties rode in a frenzy as if he was under an influence of something.
However, voters in the area immediately apprehended the motorcyclist and handed him over to security operatives deployed for the election.
It would be recalled that , the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigerian Police Force had on the eve of the election announced a restriction of movement but hours later released another statement relaxing the restrictions and urging all residents to go about their normal duties.
Yet, hours later, at about midnight, the Command again issued a notice of restriction, saying it was in receipt of credible intelligence to the effect that some miscreants were trying to cash in on the relaxed atmosphere to foment violence.