Soldiers stationed at a checkpoint in Agbadu Bunu village, Kaba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, were involved in a heated argument on Saturday with certain policemen purportedly accompanying a politician in a three-vehicle convoy during the election.
The convoy, compromising three tinted Toyota Jeeps, was stopped alongside with other vehicles. It was observed that when the convoy was stopped, the policemen alighted to meet the soldiers while their ‘principal’ was at the back of the Jeep.
All efforts to appeal to the soldiers by the policemen were rebuffed as one of the soldiers was shouting, “you are not on election duty. Go back!”
The soldier queried, ” Are they (policemen) supposed to be moving around during election? They should tell their principal to come down and explain to our oga . Today is not for ‘big man’ to be moving around. Let all politicians stay in their house to go and vote.”
It took them over 30 minutes before the soldiers allowed the policemen to pass. At the scene, there were other scores of heavy trucks packed by the soldiers.