Seven killed, eight arrested during Rivers polls

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At least seven persons were killed in the rerun parliamentary election that took place in all the 23 local government areas of Rivers State on Saturday.

Although the identities of the victims or the persons who that them had not been established, our correspondent gathered that one of the dead victims an immigration officer serving in the state.

The deceased was reportedly killed at Abalama in Asari Toru local government area of the state when unknown gunmen opened fire on the people.

At Eleme local government area, four persons were killed, while one was killed in Nonwa, Tai LGA.

One person was also shot dead at Ogboloko community in Abua/Odual LGA of the state.

Attempts by our correspondent to get the state police spokesman, Ahmad Mohammad, to comment on the matter were unsuccessful.

The Nations News

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