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INEC Cancels Election in Southern Ijaw LGA, Four Feared Dead

Kayode Sesan

About four persons were feared dead in Southern Ijaw council area of Bayelsa State following reported violence in the area.

The gunmen were said to have invaded the riverside community in an attempt to hijack election materials.

Three of the invaders were reportedly killed as security forces battled to restore normalcy while fourth victim was said to have been killed by spray bullet.

It was gathered that the spate of shootings forced many of the residents stay indoor for fear of being hit in the cross fire just as election materials according to a source could not leave the highly tensed area.

“Several shots were fired to scare the people and pave way for the carting away of the election materials but the security operatives attached to the area were up to the task,” said the source.

According to the source, no fewer than 45 suspects have been arrested by security operatives.

INEC Electoral Officer for Southern Ijaw Local Government Area has announced the cancellation of election in the council. The new date for the election will be announced later.


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