Six officers of the Nigeria Police Force have been confirmed dead after a boat in which they were travelling capsized in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State
The police officers were said were on their way to the area for the bye-elections. Eleven policemen were on board the boat.
The incident reportedly happened on the eve of the Saturday Senatorial Bye-election holding in two senatorial zones of the state.
The Bayelsa State Police Command, Spokesperson, Asinim Butswat on Sunday confirmed to Channels Television that the bodies of the six officers have been recovered.