- Armed men in military uniform have reportedly killed a photographer with the Bayelsa government house
- Dei Reginald, the photographer was with the ward chairman of the PDP
- Several others at the scene also sustained several injuries
Rampaging armed men in military uniform have killed a Bayelsa government house photographer, Mr. Reginald Dei.
Dei was killed alongside the ward chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Seidougha Taribi at Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.
The assailants were said to have moved to the houses to victims to shoot them to death.
The state chairman of the PDP, Chief Moses Cleopas, said in a statement on Saturday, February 23 that the death of Dei and Seidougha brings the number of those killed by APC thugs, some of who were backed by soldiers, to three.
Moses had said that thugs identified to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the support of some soldiers had besieged the Bassambiri and Oluasiri axis of Nembe local government area, where they engaged operatives in a shootout all night on Friday, February 22,
According to him, the attackers lost a member in the attack while several others were injured and taken to the Hospital in Ogbolomabiri and Yenagoa.
He accused former sovernor of Bayelsa state, Chief Timipre Sylva, and Surveillance Contractors in Nembe, Kodjo, as being behind the violence that rocked Opu Nembe and Bassambiri.
He stated further that the rampaging APC thugs hijacked the electoral materials for the seven wards of Bassambiri and Oluasiri to a hotel for thumb-printing.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that as counting for the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections begin across the country, a teenager identified simply as Monsuru, was shot dead at a polling unit in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Monsuru was reportedly killed by a notorious gang called One Million Boys at Polling Unit 2 of Ibadan South east local government.
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