One person, said to be a voter, has been shot dead at the ongoing Delta State House of Assembly bye-election to Isoko South Constituency 1 in Delta State.

The incident happened at about 3:15 pm on Saturday when the armed hoodlums allegedly stormed Irri Ward 10, polling unit 5, in an attempt to snatch away ballot papers used for the election.

Sources said the hoodlums, who were armed with AK47 rifles, shot sporadically in the air to scare away voters before one of them shot at the victim for a reason yet unknown.

Before the tragedy, the exercise has recorded a relative peace as there was no report of violence in any of the units.

Details later…

 

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