Thugs in Lagos on Saturday hijacked ballot boxes during the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections at Tedi Primary School in Ojo, Lagos State, where about four polling units are located.
The News Agency of Nigeria also reported that the thugs also burnt some ballot boxes and beat some voters.
This caused others to run for safety.
Security personnel were at the venue when the incident occurred.
The violence forced some residents of the area to close their street gates.
A community leader in Tedi, Idowu Lawal, condemned the violence, describing it as a bad development for Lagos State.
Lawal said eligible voters should be encouraged to exercise their civic right through provision of a secure environment.
“We thank God that no life was lost but the perpetrators of the violence that disenfranchised not less than thousands of voters should be made to face the law,” he said.
Police operatives at the polling venue declined comments on the incident.