Shooting in Bayelsa as APC, PDP clash in massive protest




Sporadic shooting erupted at Tombia roundabout and Akemfa in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, last night, which snowballed into massive protest following the Supreme Court’s judgement which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared Duoye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the last governorship election.

It was not clear what sparked off the violence as Yenagoa had experienced subdued shock and tension sequel to Supreme Court’s judgement sacking Lyon, less than 24 hours to his inauguration Friday.

It was gathered that the fracas ensued as some supporters of the APC resisted attempts by supporters of the PDP to remove the hoisted flags of APC.

It was further learnt that soldiers and policemen were drafted to the area to contain the situation.

Also, on Friday morning, protests rocked different parts of Yenagoa, following the Supreme Court’s judgement as thousands of women took to the streets blocking major roads to protest the judgement insisting that no handover of power would be conducted in the state without Lyon.

The protesters were calling for Lyon reinstatement as they were armed with placard.

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