Yenagoa - Two police officers have died in Bayelsa State after they drowned while monitoring the governorship election in the state on Sunday, reports Newswire
The policemen were trying to escape from the fierce gun battle between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.
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The death of the policemen has further increased the pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the rescheduled election in the area.
INEC had rescheduled the election from Saturday to Sunday in the local government as a result of the violence.
Gov Seriake Dickson had visited the area and appeal to INEC to postpone the election in the community given the spate of violence.
Supporters of the APC followed Dickson around, chanting APC change! APC change!
A group of women carrying placards also demonstrated, saying they want peace in the area.
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- News 24