Heavy shooting in Southern Ijaw, many wounded

The Nigerian Times has learnt that some hired thugs are currently engaged in a heavy exchange of gunfire with security forces in some parts of Southern Ijaw where the supplementary poll is taking place in the entire local government today.
Specifically, in Southern Ijaw,  ward 1 Agoibiri, many persons were said to have been wounded as a result of stray bullets when some angry youths reportedly resisted the hijacking of election materials.
The PDP also accused thugs loyal to the APC of having disrupted election in three polling units – 6,7 and 10 in Biseni.
Also, there has been intermittent shooting in Amatolo community in Southern Ijaw, a riverine community in Amassomma which houses many ex-militants in the state.
The movement of election materials has been hindered by the shooting in parts of the local government,  thereby preventing INEC officials  from moving electoral materials to the area even at about noonday.