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Bayelsa Bye-Election: Six Police Officers Drown In Southern Ijaw River

PHOTO USED TO ILLUSTRATE THE STORY: File photograph of safety brokers throughout preparation for an election.


Six personnel of the Nigeria Police Force have been confirmed lifeless after a ship accident in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State

The cops had been on their solution to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area for the bye-elections earlier than the unlucky incident.

The incident occurred on the eve of the Saturday Senatorial Bye-election holding in two senatorial zones of the state.

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The Bayelsa State Police Command, Spokesperson, Asinim Butswat on Sunday confirmed to Channels Television that the our bodies of the six officers have been recovered.

11 policemen had been on board the boat that capsized.

Bye-elections are at the moment holding in 11 states throughout the nation, protecting six senatorial districts and 9 state constituencies.

While Lagos and Cross River are the one states the place each senatorial and state meeting elections are being carried out, the opposite 9 states are both holding senatorial or meeting elections.

INEC had postponed the elections earlier scheduled for October 31, following the #EndSARS protests and different safety and environmental challenges.

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