Yenagoa - Armed youths in Oporoma, the headquarters of Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State on Saturday morning held officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) hostage, reports The Nation
The INEC officials were about going to their various polling units for Saturday's governorship election in the state when the incident happened.
The youths shot sporadically into the air to scare away everybody.
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Men of the Nigerian Police force were later called to rescue the INEC officials.
At least 30 militants were arrested by the police.
The INEC officials are, however, still in Oporoma preparing to go to their polling units.
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