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‘50 killed in election violence’

2015-03-31 18:47
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) embraces leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari during a conference to promote non-violence att ~ STRINGER

Lagos - The National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC) on Monday said that  up to 50 people had died during Saturday’s election, reports Vanguard

However, the commission, through a statement it issued in Abuja on Monday  commended Nigerians for discouraged by operational and logistical problems faced during the polls.

The statement was signed by the Chairman, Governing Council of NHRC, Professor Chidi Odinkalu.

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It said that varying acts of violence, which resulted in fatalities were reported in Akwa Ibom, Borno, Bauchi, Edo, Gombe, Lagos, Osun, Rivers, and Yobe states.

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