Police confirm drowning of six police officers on election duty in Southern Ijaw river

By our reporter| Six personnel of the Nigeria Police Force were on Saturday confirmed dead after a boat accident in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State

The police officers were on their way to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area ahead of the Senatorial Bye-election holding in two senatorial zones of the state.

The Bayelsa State Police Command, Spokesperson, Asinim Butswat who on Sunday confirmed that the bodies of the six officers have been recovered, revealed that 11 policemen were on board the boat that capsized.

Bye-elections are currently holding in 11 states across the country, covering six senatorial districts and nine state constituencies.

While Lagos and Cross River are the only states where both senatorial and state assembly elections are being conducted, the other nine states are either holding senatorial or assembly elections.

INEC had postponed the elections earlier scheduled for October 31, following the #EndSARS protests and other security and environmental challenges.

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