A man identified as Gboyega has been reportedly shot at unit 4, ward 4 in Ijomu/Obanla, Akure South local government.
The incident was said to have occurred around 8:04am when gun-wielding men invaded the polling unit, shooting sporadically to disperse voters.
It was learnt that the invasion forced prospective voters, reporters, election observers and INEC officials scampered to safety, as the hoodlums continued shooting for several minutes.
Men of the Federal Road Safety CORPS (FRSC), who were nearby at Ijomu junction also took to their heels.
Empty shell of dispensed ammunition littered the tarred road where the incident occurred.
Security operatives comprising the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) however brought the situation under control.
An eye witness who gave his name as Tope, claimed the thugs are members of one of the major political parties.
“They came here in their vehicle with guns, and started shooting as soon as they came out. One of them went straight to the boy [Gboyega], and shot him at close range.
“The hoodlums are here with us, we know them and the people who sent them. One of them was among those who shot people down the street last week. The boy was rushed to a hospital on motorcycle.
“The disturbing side of it is that the security men came, saw them with their guns, and yet allowed them to go. In fact, they escorted them out,” Tayo said.