Bayelsa Govt House Photographer, One Other Shot Dead – Channels Television

A photographer of the Bayelsa State Government House and a Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been shot dead.

The state government confirmed this a statement issued on Saturday.

According to the statement, both men were killed by men of the military in Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

They were said to have been shot to death while they were in their houses, waiting for the counting of votes to commence in their Ward.

In a statement, the Chairman of the PDP in the state, Moses Cleopas, said the death of the men has brought the number of those allegedly killed by thugs to three.

Moses had alleged that thugs identified to be working for a political party purportedly with the support of some soldiers had besieged the Bassambiri and Oluasiri axis of Nembe Local Government Area, where they engaged operatives in a shootout all night on Friday.

According to him, the attackers lost a member during the fire exchange while several others were injured and taken to the Hospital in Ogbolomabiri and Yenagoa.