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It was a bloody Saturday in Delta as Gunmen allegedly shot a local vigilante dead at the bye-election for the Delta House of Assembly Isoko South Local Government Area Constituency I.
The acting police spokesman in Delta, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the development to Africa Daily News, New York in Warri.
Edafe, who did not explain how the incident happened, stated that the dead must have been hit by stray bullet.
An eyewitness narrated that the incident happened at about 3:15 p.m at Irri Ward 10, Unit 5, adding that the hoodlums were probably on a mission to snatch thumb-printed ballot papers used for the election.
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‘The hoodlums armed with sophisticated weapons shot sporadically into the air to scare away voters before one of them shot at the victim for a reason that could yet be ascertained,’ he said.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that there was impressive turnout of voters at the bye-election.
The distribution of election materials from the Registration Area Centres (RACs) to the various collation centres and polling units began in good time.
Electors who included youths and elders flooded their respective polling units to exercise their franchise.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that the bye-election was to fill the seat occupied by late Mr Kenneth Ogba until June.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK