The weather was gloomy like it would rain.

Young boys supporting different candidates stood outside the premises. 

Several armed security officers positioned at strategic places, keeping an eye on the event.

It was the day for the Primary election of the Bayelsa State People's Democratic Party (PDP) and it held at D.S.P. Alamiseigha Banquet Hall located just before the State Government House in Ovom, Yenagoa.

The three Senatorial Districts are Bayelsa - West which comprises of Ekeremor and Sagbama; Bayelsa - East which is Nembe, Ogbia and Brass while Bayelsa Central comprises of Yenagoa, Kolokuma and Southern Ijaw. 

Governor Seriake Dickson arrived at the venue of the primary election for Bayelsa - West Senatorial District as a delegate to cast his vote.

As voting commenced, the gate leading to the hall was shut.   

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The venue was quiet for some hours until some group of boys left the venue to Aretallin Street before the Sport Complex.

While they walked and talked, argument erupted. They threatened each other and eventually, a fight broke out.

Immediately they ran into the street chasing each other, brandishing machete, small axe, knives of different sizes and shapes while some who had guns were shooting sporadically.

No one was sure of what led to their quarrel and subsequent confrontations. 

Terrified, residents of that area ran into houses and open shops for safety.

When it appeared everything was calm again, two young boys had transited, brutally murdered with axe and machete.

Mrs Inakumo Jones, an eyewitness told Bounce News that it was an argument and no one knew it will result to the death of two young men.

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"Two boys were killed but the corpse of one of them was quickly carried away by members of his gang.

"The other one who fell into a heap of firewood, was alive and spoke.  He mentioned his name but his voice was faint and no one understood him.

"The second time he spoke, his voice was clear and he revealed that he was from Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state," the eyewitness said.   

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A Civil Defence personnel, who wouldn't want his name mentioned stated that the murdered boy before he finally gave up the ghost, pleaded for all the people he wronged to forgive him. 

"He was telling people to greet his family and asked that they forgive him," he said.

A gold merchant along Aretallin road, Mr Sule Ismaila, lamented that while most parents were busy chasing money, their children joined all sort of gang, causing harm to themselves and their surroundings.

He advised parents to also give proper attention to children especially young boys to avoid untimely death.

"It was like film, one minute he was alive, the next, he was struggling to survive.

"May he find peace," he prayed.

The spokesman for the police in Bayelsa State, Mr Asinin Butswat, however, explained that they have not been notified about the deaths.

"We have not received any complaint from both PDP or individuals that there was a problem." 

He also assured Bayelsans that his men were working round the clock to ensure safety of lives and property.

Residents of Bayelsa State are gradually losing count of the number of young men, suspected to be members of different cult groups dying in communities in the oil state weekly. 

We are reporting these killings to help end the trend. Please, share with friends and loved ones to kick against the untimely death of young Nigerians.

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