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Police Impose Curfew On Bayelsa Over Widespread Violence

The police in Bayelsa State have imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state after widespread violence erupted over the sacking of David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor-elect of the state.

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Uche Anozie, Commissioner of Police in the state, announced that in the next three days, there would be curfew between 8pm and 6am.

He warned “troublemakers” to desist or risk being arrested.

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The supreme court had annulled Lyon’s victory in the election on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, his running mate, presented forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

And INEC issued a certificate of return to Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, in Abuja, on Friday.

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Following the twist, some supporters of the APC had taken to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, in protest.  They also blocked major roads and lit bonfires. Some aggrieved protesters had broken into the Yenagoa residence of Duoye Diri, the new governor-elect, vandalising several cars.

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