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APC And PDP Supporters In Bloody Clash In Bayelsa State

A bloody clash between supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over the weekend have left two suspected dead and five others injured.


Trouble started during a wake-keep ceremony in Nembe-Bassanbiri in honor of a popular indigene with PDP supporters led by the newly appointed Caretaker Chairman, Walter Kuroekigha, chanting party slogans which allegedly provoked the APC supporters.

Two persons were reportedly macheted to death, while many sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Speaking to our correspondent, police spokesman, Ansinim Butswat confirmed that said "details are still sketchy on casualties and those involved."

In an official statement, the Bayelsa State government, through Commissioner Jonathan Obuebite, condemned in strong terms the renewed violence in Nembe Bassambiri of Nembe Local Government Area of the State.

‎He said, “we condemn in strong terms the gruesome attack on members of the PDP or any citizen by the APC which has led to the death of one person and we say this is one attack too many. As I speak to you, innocent Nigerians [Bayelsans] lie critically at the Glory Land Hospital in Yenagoa fighting for their lives”.