Gunmen kill 3 Niger PDP delegates, 1 other


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Gunmen reportedly killed three delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between Mariga and Tegina and area of Niger State on Wednesday.

An unnamed person was also killed during the shooting.

This was disclosed on Thursday, by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

According to reports, the delegates were shot dead on their way back home to get appropriate ID’s for accreditation.

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An eyewitness, Shehu Haruna explained that their vehicle ran into the bandits who opened fire on them between Mariga and Tegina and four people lost their lives.

“We left Minna in the late hours when PDP postponed the governorship primaries to Thursday, and that we should go and bring our voter’s card or any means of identification.

“We were returning home to get our means of identification and on the road, we ran into bandits who opened fire on our vehicle. Though we were able to escape since the driver was not hit, four people died instantly” Haruna explained.

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