This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau Friday by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu.
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The Commissioner of Police in the state, Frank Mba, disclosed this on Thursday.
In its reaction to the conduct of the polls, the US demanded that those who ordered such must be brought to justice.
The Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission, Barry Andrews, in his preliminary statement of the EU EOM on the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections said Nigerians hungered for democracy and were ready to be involved in the country’s democracy.
Struggle over grazing land and scarce resources have over the years resulted in perennial and growing violent conflicts in terms of frequency, intensity and geographic scope. Underpinning the escalation in frequency of conflicts in Nigeria is a confluence of environmental and demographic forces, especially desertification caused by climate change and population explosion.
Kano, March. 11, 2019 (NAN) Rabiu Bichi Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to declare the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabir winner to avoid eruption of violence.
The Commission of Inquiry on election violence set up by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has commenced sitting.
The United States of America has congratulated Nigeria on its successful Presidential and National Assembly elections and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.
The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa says it is very concerned that after six consecutive elections, electoral violence remains a feature of Nigeria’s electoral landscape.
The Police in Kogi has confirmed the killing of three persons during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that both Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and ex-Governor Timipre Sylva had earlier accused each other of masterminding violence that trailed the polls in the state.
Adebayo said two of the suspects were arrested in Ofu Local Government Area with ballot boxes and ballot papers and one suspect at Ankpa for unlawful possession of firearms
Jonathan, who made the appeal at a workshop on violence-free 2015 election in Abuja, warned that such statements were inimical to the existence of Nigeria as a geo-political entity
It will be recalled that following the post election violence and civil disturbances in some states after the April 2011 elections, President Jonathan set up a Panel of Enquiry headed by Sheik Ahmed Lemu to, among other things, identify the spread and extent of losses suffered across the country
The chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega, and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, spoke on the plans of their outfits for the poll, less than 72 hours to the election