Bayelsa Women Burnt to Death at Ahoada to be Buried on Saturday

The Government of Bayelsa State has fixed Saturday for the
burial of the Peoples Democratic Party Women Leaders,
who died in an auto crashalong the East-West Road in
Rivers State last week.The News Agency of Nigeria reports
that the burial arrangement was announced by the Bayelsa
State Government after a closed-door meeting with families
of the victims. The Federal Road Safety Commission had
announced that nine of the 11 accident victims were burnt
beyond recognition, a
development that compelled the government to take the
option of a mass burial. The government said a service of
songs would hold at the Bayelsa Cultural Centre along
Hospital Road in Yenagoa.

A family source, Cherish Itesi, told NAN that state Governor,
Seriake Dickson, had directed the Deputy Governor, John
Jonah, to meet with the families over the funeral
arrangements.
Itesi said the burial venue would be at Ijaw Hero’s Park in
Yenagoa after the Service of Songs at the Bayelsa Cultural
Centre. Dignitaries expected to attend would include
Dickson, Jonah, members of the State Executive Council, the
legislature, party members, family members and well
wishers.
Itesi said the affected families would organise burial
ceremonies for the victims in accordance with the Ijaw
tradition after the burial by the state government.

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