Dickson victory turns bloody, as Six feared killed


The victory celebration by supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, has turned bloody with six persons feared killed.

The six persons were reportedly shot dead in a post-election gun battle between supporters of two political parties in Peremabiri community of Southern Ijaw area of the state.

Spokesman for the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed that the police had received report on violence in the area.

He, however, could not confirm information on number of casualties.Also shot and left in a critical condition was the Paramount Ruler of the community, Chief Progress Neverdie. He was said to be shot in the head.

A cousin of the shot monarch, Mr. Alfred Olotu, alleged that a prominent ex-militant leader from the community led armed men in the bloody battle.


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