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Bayelsa: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Chase Away Voters in Southern Ijaw

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Ex-Niger Delta militants brandishing sophisticated weapons have chased away voters in Amasoma Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government area where voting in Bayelsa governorship poll was moved to Sunday.

According to Channels Television, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and journalists had to scamper to safety.

The voting was supposed to have commenced at 6 pm.

Soldiers and other security officials who accompanied INEC officials are said to be chasing away the ex-militants in order to restore sanity in the area.

The governorship election was disrupted on Saturday December 5 in Southern Ijaw LGA by the ex-militants, during which four persons were said to have died.

There are eight local government areas in Bayelsa State. Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is leading former governor Timprey Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the two main candidates in the election.

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