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Two Killed In Niger Delta Political Violence

Two people were killed in the latest outbreak of political violence in southern Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta state, police and witnesses said on Monday. Delta State Police Commissioner Charles Akaya said police were investigating exactly how the two men were killed after violence erupted in the Uvwie area, which abuts the volatile southern city of Warri. Supporters of the opposition Alliance for Democracy and the ruling People’s Democratic Party have clashed over the past week as politicians position themselves for local government polls. “There was sporadic shooting and our men heard it and went to the scene. We understand that two people by the roadside were killed,” said Akaya. Joel Bisina of local NGO Niger Delta Professionals for Development said there has been intense rivalry between politicians and their youth supporters in Uvwie ahead of local polls expected to take place in the coming months. The polls were due to be held in June throughout Nigeria but were postponed until an as-yet undisclosed date. Full Story

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