Bayelsa bye-election: 3 policemen on election duty drown in Southern Ijaw River

December 5, 2020

Three yet-to-be identified police officers have reportedly drowned while on their way to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

The officers were on their way to monitor the Senatorial Bye-election holding in two senatorial zones of the state today, December 5, when the boat they were traveling in capsized.

The spokesman of the Police Command in Bayelsa, SP Asinim Butswat who confirmed the incident, said the boat capsized on its way to Oporoma, Headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. He, however, added that they were yet to ascertain the total number of Police officers involved in the incident.

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