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Vigilante member dies in Delta by-election



The Delta State police command on Saturday confirmed that one person died during the Isoko South Local Government Area Constituency I by-election in the state.

The spokesman of the state police command, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Warri, said the deceased was a member of a local vigilante group in the area.

He, however, added that the victim was hit by a stray bullet.

But an eyewitness told journalists that the victim was shot dead by hoodlums who wanted to snatch ballot papers at Irri Ward 10, Unit 5, in the area.

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He said: “The hoodlums armed with sophisticated weapons shot sporadically into the air to scare away voters before one of them shot at the victim for a reason that has not been ascertained.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the by-election to fill the vacant Isoko South Local Government Area Constituency I seat in the Delta State House of Assembly.

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