A staff of a radio station has been shot dead in Bayelsa State when suspected thugs attacked a political rally ahead of the state’s governorship election on Saturday.
The general manager of Radio Bayelsa, John Idumange, confirmed that the driver of the station’s outside broadcasting van was killed. He did not give details.
Witnesses said scores of people, mostly supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, were injured in the attack. They said the thugs were loyal to the All Progressives Congress.
The attack occurred at around 2 p.m in Nembe which is said to be a stronghold of the APC.
A spokesperson for the PDP campaign council in the state, Fidelis Soriwei, gave the name of the deceased driver as Simon Onu. He said many others may have been killed in the attack.
The spokesperson said Governor Dickson was expected to be at the rally, but was waiting to receive the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, who was also expected to attain the rally.
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