One person was shot dead as hoodlums reportedly hijacked today’s bye election into Isoko South State Constituency 1 of Delta State.
The State House of Assembly seat became vacant following the death of Hon. Kenneth Ogba in June this year.
today’s shooting incident amidst the bye election was recorded at Irri Ikpide community following misunderstandings among the electorates at one of the polling units.
Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 3:15 pm when the armed hoodlums stormed Irri Ward 10, polling unit 5, to snatch away ballot papers used for the election.
The hoodlums who were reportedly armed with AK47 rifles shot sporadically into the air to scare away eligible voters before one of them shot directly at the victim for a reason that could not yet be ascertained.