A Nigerian army major and three soldiers were shot dead today in Abonnema in Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers state less than 48 hours before crucial supplementary legislative elections are scheduled to take place in the state.

A source told Saharareporters that the soldiers ran into an ambush set up by militants in the volatile state.
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he state governor, Nyesom Wike had engaged in rallies across the state, and repeatedly threatened that anyone attempting to rig election against his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates will be killed.

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