Bayelsa Polls: Four Feared Dead As Violence Rocks Southern Ijaw

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

The gunmen were said to have invaded the riverside community in the wee hours of the day ostensibly to hijack .
Three of the invaders were killed as security forces battled to 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.

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“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 have been arrested by security operatives.
As at the of filing this report, a source from the community told that the exercise might be suspended due to the recorded mayhem and escalating in the area.

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