Elections 2019: 15 allegedly shot dead in Rivers violence

Elections 2019: 15 allegedly shot dead in Rivers violence

- 15 persons have allegedly been shot dead in Rivers during the 2019 elections

- The cause of the violence is not yet known

- The development is said to have affected the voting process in the south-south state

About 15 people have allegedly been shot dead in Rivers state during the presidential and National Assembly elections.

According to Independent, the victims lost their lives in violence that erupted at Akuku Toru local government area of the state.

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Legit.ng cannot independently verify the authenticity of the report or ascertain the cause of the violence.

According to the report, the voting process was affected by the development.

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Meanwhile, there were gunshots fired in polling unit 14, ward 8 in Ubima, Rivers state.

Ubima is the hometown of Nigeria's minister of transport and director-general of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign, Rotimi Amaechi.

A Legit.ng reporter in Ubima confirmed that the gunshots could be heard from Amaechi's polling unit in the area.

A Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officer in the area also sent out an SOS message to her colleagues on phone, calling for security reinforcements.

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