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Ex-militant leaders shun police invitation over Bayelsa election

05 January 2016, 11:27

Yenagoa - Most ex-militant leaders in Bayelsa State on Monday failed to honour the invitation by the state command of the Nigeria Police to attend a meeting ahead of the re-run election in Southern Ijaw Local Government and 101 units in Ekeremor, Sagbama, Ogbia and Nembe, reports Sun.

Although, the meeting was considered mandatory by the police command, a source at the meeting confirmed that only two ex-militant leaders attended the session held behind closed doors.

Also read: Police summon ex-militants to meeting over Bayelsa re-run election

The two are believed to be sympathetic to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The absence of the ex-militants was said to have jolted the Commissioner of Police in the state.

The spokesman of the state Police Command, Astimin Butwat, however, said discussions during the meeting were fruitful.

Read more at  Sun.

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