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One Shot Dead during PDP Campaign rally Bayelsa

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One Shot Dead during PDP Campaign rally Bayelsa

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One person was killed on Wednesday in Bayelsa State after violence erupted during the Peoples Democratic Party’ s campaign for Saturday ’ s governorship election .
It was gathered that the incident, which happened at Nembe -Ogbolomabiri in the Nembe Local Government Area, also left several persons injured .
The deceased , whose identity was given as Simon Onu , was said to be the driver of the outside broadcast van of the state-owned radio station in Yenagoa .
Some members of staff of the radio station confirmed the death of the OB van driver .

The violence broke out about 24 hours after two policemen were said to have been killed by gunmen at a checkpoint at Otuogidi in the Ogbia LGA.
Heavy shootings were said to have rocked the King Koko Square venue of the PDP rally at Nembe -Ogbolomabiri as yet -to -be -identified armed men opened fire shortly after party supporters gathered and were waiting for dignitaries to arrive.
Governor Seriake Dickson and the PDP standard-bearer , Senator Douye Diri , were among party leaders that were to address the crowd .
The campaign visit to Nembe LGA was said to be the last rally by the PDP before the governorship poll on Saturday .
A source said, “Some boys threatened in Nembe yesterday ( Tuesday ) that they would not allow the PDP to hold their rally today ( Wednesday ) .
“Everyone ran in different directions when they started shooting . ”
However , the state PDP in a statement by the National Vice Chairman , South -South , Emmanuel Ogidi , said, “We have lost five persons and I saw the picture of a policeman who was injured . The Federal Government should take action immediately .
Also, the Police Public Relations Officer , Asinim Butswat , did not answer calls to his mobile phone.

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