Five dead as protesters, security agencies clash in Bayelsa

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Five persons were feared killed and scores injured following a clash between security operatives and protesters from the university town of Ammasoma, Southern Ijaw, in Bayelsa State, which is the hometown of former governor, the late Diepreye Alamiyeiseigha.It was gathered that the university community was thrown into tension as sporadic gunshots and fired teargas canisters caused pandemonium among the residents in the university town   Tension has enveloped the town since protest by the students over increment in school fees had led to the closure of the university, but matters got worse when the state government sacked some of the workers, who hail from the community.

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