Elections 2019 15 persons allegedly shot dead in rivers state election voilence

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15 persons shot death in river state election voilence

15 persons have allegedly been shot dead in Rivers during the 2019 elections, the cause of the violence is not yet known.

According to Independent, the victims lost their lives in violence that erupted at Akuku Toru local government area of the state.

The development is said to have affected the voting process in the south-south state

Report from the area says that about 15 people have allegedly been shot dead in Rivers state during the presidential and National Assembly elections.

2timexmedia cannot independently as of the time of this report verify the authenticity of the report or ascertain the cause of the violence.

According to the report, the voting process was affected by the development.

Meanwhile, there were gunshots fired in polling unit 14, ward 8 in Ubima, Rivers state.

Ubima is the hometown of Nigeria’s minister of transport and director-general of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign, Rotimi Amaechi.

Meanwhile a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officer in the area also sent out an SOS message to her colleagues on phone, calling for security reinforcements.

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