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16 killed in governorship elections

2015-04-12 13:27

Lagos - 16 people were reportedly killed on Saturday during the governorship and state house of assembly elections across the country, Vanguard reports.

Five persons were feared  killed in Benue; four in Kebbi; two, each, in Rivers and Lagos; and one, each,  in  Plateau, Bauchi and Ebonyi.

In Benue State, the district head of Utange in Ushongo local government area, Zaki Joseph Kumbur, and four others were reported to have been killed, before and during the elections apparently marred by low turn out of voters.

Two persons were shot dead in Zaki-Biam in Ukum local government area, one gunned down at the North Bank area of Makurdi  and another killed in Gwer local government area of the state.

Also read: 14 arrested over destruction of electoral materials

In Kebbi State, soldiers allegedly killed four voters in Bayan Dutse Polling Unit, Ginga Ward in Suru Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the incident.

In Ebonyi State, the Chairman of the PDP  in Ishielu Local Government Area, Emeka Nworie, was reportedly killed by suspected political thugs in the early hours of Saturday.

In Lagos State, the governorship and legislative elections were marred by apathy  in most areas despite the significant improvement in logistic management for the polls.

Two corpses found in Oshodi and along Apapa – Oshodi Road were also linked to the polls.

Read more at Vanguard

Read more on: apc  |  pdp  |  lagos state  |  kebbi state  |  2015 elections

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